As churches “reopen,” perhaps they need to “open up” to some things

I think that closed churches and open Bibles are more powerful than open churches and closed Bibles. I find daily Bible reading to be essential! Reopen the Bible!

Many Bibles have been shut for years. Where are the protesters? Again I say, reopen the Bibles!

There is zero danger of catching Covid 19 by reopening your Bible. However, your heart might catch on fire!

Personal salvation testimonies are essential to biblical Christianity. See: Revelation 12:11. Open up church to personal testimonies on Sunday mornings. The Bible says that testimonies “overcome” the devil.

Open up churches to “the priesthood of the believer,” as a Sunday morning reality, not just a dusty old doctrine. Let all Christians preach and demonstrate Jesus!

Open up churches to the gifts of the Spirit. For far to long, church has had them on lockdown. (See 1 Corinthians 12:7-10.) Open up churches to every member being free to speak in a worship meeting, according to 1 Corinthians 14:26.

Worship isn’t hearing information about God. It’s pouring out your heart in adoration of Him. Being taught about Jesus should progress to passionate worship and heart-moving interaction with Him. Reopen Spirit-prompted, heart-awakening worship.

The Bible says Christians should meet together. Why? To worship God and to minister to one another as led by the Spirit. When Christians meet without opening our hearts and interacting with each other, we miss out on the New Testament “one another” commands.

However, when we meet to humbly demonstrate the presence of the living Jesus, to one another, God’s glory fills the room. It’s wonderful when Christians come together to focus on, showcase, experience, and obey the risen Jesus.

What Jesus wants to directly say to you and to do thru you is essential to biblical Christianity. Don’t miss out. A heart, open to the living Jesus, is essential. Reopen your heart!

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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