Reality Christianity — more than a “form of godliness”

Reality Christianity presents Jesus as real, present, active, and powerful in the now (not just in the past). Reality Christianity isn’t a program or presentation. It’s to obey Jesus’ words: “Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Me.”

The Bible says that “having a form of godliness” isn’t enough. It needs to be accompanied by the power of God. (2 Timothy 3:5) Reality Christianity lets you open your heart, be honest, and humbly receive help and healing from the living Jesus.

You can’t rig reality; maybe religion should remove any rigging and create a supportive environment where people can be open and real. Reality Christianity–it’s not something you watch on Sundays–it’s something you’re called to live out every moment of everyday. I’m continually thrilled by reality Christianity.

When church is staged, Christ is caged. (Much church is staged and scripted.) Why not let Jesus be spontaneous and free? I think God would sometimes like to lead a church service by Himself instead of always having to depend on a preacher to lead it.

When the risen Jesus becomes reality to you (not theory), your heart will be continually on fire. If we let go of the religious reins and let the risen Jesus, Himself, reign in church meetings, the book of Acts will begin to happen in our midst.

Hearing a talk about Jesus can never convey His reality the way that personally interacting with Him can. It’s easy for a group to sit through a religious program, but when they begin to collectively follow Jesus, Heaven starts to manifest.

“Reality TV show” is an oxymoron. If it’s a show, it’s not reality. If it’s reality, it’s not a show. Perhaps Christianity shouldn’t be presented as a show either.

Jesus said to let the Spirit give you words in the moment, without preparing ahead of time. “And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take you no thought how or what thing you shall answer, or what you shall say: For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what you ought to say.” Luke 12:12. If Christ-followers aren’t supposed to prepare before we speak to synagogues and government leaders, why do we obsess so much about preparing programs & sermons for church services?

For more about reality Christianity, Search Amazon for my book, The Joy Of Early Christianity. Thank you.

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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