Feelings are a poor ethical guide

It’s popular to obey the destructive voice of lust. Lust and temptation are widely obeyed inner voices that lead to misery.

Wrong often feels right. That’s why your feelings are a poor ethical guide. What the human race has in common: We all need humility, brokenness, and repentance and the grace they bring!

It’s hard to avoid the downward spiral of guilt if you continually engage in guilt producing behaviors. To believe that you are right with God when you aren’t is a very dangerous deception.

The greater the difference between your lifestyle and your conscience, the greater the amount of guilt hidden in your heart. Revival is when Christians are acutely aware of their own sin, cry out for forgiveness, and surrender to Christ’s healing presence.

Sermons are prepared for groups of people, but God wants to speak directly to your heart. Are you listening to Him?

Church displays organization, programming, and religious talks. Jesus wants to display His glory. When you get to know Jesus heart-to-heart, it’s hard to be content just hearing weekly talks about Him. Instead of being fishers of men, too many Christians are caught in a net of sin.

Use your freedom of speech well. Use it kindly, “speaking the truth in love.” You can’t hide truth and learn from it at the same time, however, words spoken with love are much more beneficial than cantankerous insults.

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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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