Don’t be stuck in Cold Case Christianity

Is Jesus Christ a cold case in your heart? Have you filed away His claims on your life and left them to languish until some undiscovered evidence happens to fall in your lap?

Many people have done just that. Sure, at some point in their life, they have acknowledged some degree of interest in Jesus — joined a church, walked an aisle, gotten baptized. However, for the most part, Jesus is no longer a real interest in their life. Now He’s just a cold case to them.

Cold case Christianity is really quite dry, lifeless, and boring. It is like the valley of dry bones that the prophet Ezekiel saw. However, God had so much more for those dry bones than being a cold case scattered across a valley of death! God asked Ezekiel: “Can these bones live?”

Then God told Ezekiel to cry out to the cold case of those dry bones and to tell them to come alive! And they did! They became a mighty army for God.

Cold case Christianity never gets above lukewarm; but the risen Jesus is calling out for us to come alive like those dry bones did. Jesus is offering us His spiritual fire to blaze uncontrollably in our heart and to raise us up to be elite soldiers in His Army!

Why settle for Jesus as a cold case in your heart? Why not open up and let Him breathe His Holy Spirit inside of you in a way that overcomes all your resistance and makes you a flaming torch for God?

If my words haven’t inspired you to cry out for more of God’s fire; perhaps this song, “Come Alive (Dry Bones),” will. Listen to it here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XAeyFagceQ

Smoke & mirrors & religion can never replace the reality of God’s fire burning in your heart! 

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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