The “shocking” power of Christ in you

Christ-followers have an external power source living inside them that can be activated by faith-filled surrender. However, Church too often trains people to have a passive mind and accept whatever a preacher or priest says, not to think and seek God. However, church could meet to let people experience and apply Christian truth in ministry to one another, like 1 Corinthians 14:26 teaches.

If you put your hope in a priest or preacher, you’ll be disappointed. Put your hope in the risen Jesus and get to know Him. Human leadership can easily interfere with Christ’s leadership. Pastors should train people to listen to and obey Christ, not them. Our way of doing things can block God’s way. Jesus is the Way; let’s follow Him, not a tradition or a program.

The greatest blessing for a Christian is an intimate, ongoing relationship with the risen Jesus. Nothing compares to that!

Having Christ living in you is like holding on to a live electric wire. Both release a current that shakes up your life.

Experiencing other Christ-followers as family is an important aspect of being in the body of Christ. The Bible says a Christ-follower is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Are you continually aware of Christ living in you? You can be if you’re not disconnected.

When you feel attacked by negative thoughts, forcibly and continually think uplifting thoughts. Say them out loud if necessary. When your feelings and your conscience contradict, silence your feelings, not your conscience.

Continually train and exercise your mind to think thoughts that make it healthy and to strongly reject harmful or tormenting thoughts. A passive mind, like an inactive body, becomes unhealthy. Don’t let your mind atrophy and become weak. Use it for self-improvement.

Take a stroll with the Spirit
Step by step aligned,
Not just from time to time,
But every moment of every day.

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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