Jackhammer or stethoscope in church

Some Christians approach people with a jackhammer. Perhaps it would be better to use a stethoscope and listen to their heart.

Muzzles and masks make meetings methodological. Open hearts and freedom for Spirit-led expression release healing and compassion.

“Let My people go.” Let the members of the body of Christ be free to listen to and obey the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

You can think about someone, sing about him, and hear a talk about him, while ignoring him. Try not to do that with Jesus. (I find it difficult to focus on a religious program and the living Jesus at the same time.)

“Prepare the way of the Lord.” Make room for the risen Jesus to take over your mind, your heart, and your behavior. Surrender.

Modern Christianity is too often a tapestry of apathy when it should be a roaring rivers of joy unspeakable and unquenchable love.

Search Amazon for my new book: The Joy Of Early Christianity.

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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