Don’t wait until Easter to celebrate!

Why wait till Easter for Jesus’ resurrection? He’s been alive 2,000 years! If the risen Jesus who lives in us can’t lead us, who can? Look to Jesus moment by moment! If you can go an hour without loving thoughts about Jesus, you may not know Him.

Plug into Jesus & let His presence flow through you like an electric current! The risen Jesus Christ wants to be a fountain of beautiful emotions flowing from within you!

Many think that Jesus can’t lead a church service all by Himself–but He can (if we let Him)! Instead of following Jesus as the living way, we often block His way with our way. Pride lives your way. Jesus calls us to deny self & then follow Him and His way. Let Jesus take over and trump your plans today, redirecting you His way!

I love it when everyday people meet as a body of equals in Christ’s ekklesia! Ekklesia is Christ’s ecosystem where His presence & power echo from heart to heart.

Let God give you His brain scan. Let His Spirit & the Bible scan your mind & heart. Without the writings of the first Christ-followers as a plum line, deception’s easy. To align with Christ and Scripture is to be set free from self-pity & self-destruction.

Avoid “another Jesus.” Follow & obey the Jesus of the Bible. See 2 Corinthians 11:4. Don’t accept “a different gospel.” Stay with the New Testament. See Galatians 1:6.

Christianity isn’t a chameleon religion. It’s a steadfast, lifelong surrender to Jesus. Grace doesn’t overlook your wrongs. It pays your sentence if you turn from your sin. Without God’s judgment there’s no grace. Innocence doesn’t need it. I deserve God’s punishment; He offers me mercy. That’s grace & I’m so grateful!

Christ’s inclusiveness doesn’t include our sin. He calls us to “repent.” (Mt. 4:17) God loves us like we are but He doesn’t want us to be stuck in self-torment, sin & misery. True love calls people away from self-inflicted danger & pain.

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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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