Enough with theories about Christ; it’s time to demonstrate His presence!

“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love.” –Paul of Tarsus (The Lord, not a preacher.) Biblical Christianity is built on awareness of and obedience to the presence of the living Jesus.

When Christ is living and actively working in your life, theories of how He works aren’t necessary. Sermons should never substitute words about Jesus for His actual presence and power.

Church is too often like a fire plug (hydrant) — shutting down Christ’s living water and saving it for an emergency. A friend, Tim Spencer, puts it this way: “Emphasis should not be on the coaches but on the players. In the church the players never get in the game.”

Dare to be aware of the presence of the risen Jesus — everywhere! To be unaware of the risen Jesus in daily life is to miss out on what Christianity’s about. “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

I think our contemporary culture has become sermon-proof. Nowadays, people need to see demonstrations of the risen Christ in action, not hear talks about Him.

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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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2 Responses to Enough with theories about Christ; it’s time to demonstrate His presence!

  1. Very True Steve! Well said, it was great seeing you guys yesterday..

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