Author Archives: Steve Simms

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

This invisible pacemaker is good for your heart

The Lord is my Pacemaker; I shall not do my own thing. He leads me from within and I follow Him. He restores my soul. When Jesus is Lord, He will be our pacemaker. We will no longer set our … Continue reading

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Spiritual hunger — it cries out for more of God

You can’t satisfy spiritual hunger with physical stuff, constant activity, meaningless distractions, or mind altering substances. If you aren’t spiritually hungry, you may be full of worldly distractions. Spiritual hunger isn’t satisfied to hear a talk on the gifts or … Continue reading

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The risen Jesus calls us beyond crusty creeds to Spirit-led deeds

Doctrine alone will make you docile. However, an ongoing relationship with the risen Jesus will make you revolutionary. Claiming a Christian creed without consciousness of and commitment to the risen Jesus Christ is incomplete. A profession of faith without possession … Continue reading

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Open the inner spillway to joy from within (Insider Trading)

You can’t control the climate in your neighborhood, but you can cultivate a happy heart. Wholesome fun can make you happy. You don’t have to party wild to experience joy. The spillway of the human heart dries up when God’s … Continue reading

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Lukewarm is not a book of the Bible!

Some Christians ack like they think that the Gospels are Matthew, Mark, Lukewarm, and John. However, when you read the Gospels with an open heart, they’re on fire! Lukewarm Christianity can’t satisfy a hungry heart, but the reality of the … Continue reading

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Return from institutional exile back to ekklesia

God is releasing a heart-longing for a return to ekklesia (early Christianity before it was organized into an institution). When ekklesia was replaced by institution, Christians began focusing on following procedures more than on obeying the risen Jesus. It costs … Continue reading

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Blog & books — I love to write

If you like my blog you will enjoy my books. Learn more about all 3 @ this link.

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