Religious thought or supernatural relevation?

Church focuses too much on religious explanations and not enough on ongoing interaction with the risen Jesus. Theology is religious thought. Revelation is direct perception of God. If we neglect to observe what the Lord is doing in our heart, we’ll miss out on much that He has for us.

Jesus said, “Come unto Me,” and “Follow Me.” Where do you go to Jesus and follow Him? (How about everywhere?) To treat Christ as a mere historical figure is to miss the joy and glory of His presence in the 21st century!

God’s not looking for a well controlled religious meeting. He’s looking for people who will meet to surrender to His control. When Christ-followers gather and let the Holy Spirit take direct control of the meeting, the kingdom of God begins to manifest.

When faith and obedience flow together from deep within your heart — that’s grace! When church became a showcase for one man’s speaking ability, it turned away from the 50+ New Testament “one another” commands.

When tormenting thoughts bang around in your brain, know they don’t belong there. Drive them out in Jesus’ name!

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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