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

3 prolife facts

If homicide and suicide are wrong, so is prenatalcide. To be against the death penalty for the guilty, but for the abortion of the innocent, is inconsistent. When prenatal kill replaces prenatal care, ALL human LIVES are devalued. Advertisements

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Enough with theories about Christ; it’s time to demonstrate His presence!

“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love.” –Paul of Tarsus (The Lord, not a preacher.) Biblical Christianity is built on awareness of and obedience to the presence of the living Jesus. When Christ is living and actively working … Continue reading

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Fight within to win without!

If you’re looking for a fight, fight to overcome your attitude of hostility toward people. Real victory doesn’t come from arguing with and trying to overcome people. It comes from overcoming your inner enemies. Fight within to win without! When … Continue reading

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Religious bubble wrap can shrink wrap your relationship with God.

Don’t let religion shrink wrap your relationship with God. Show people religion and they get bored (at least after an hour). Show people the risen Jesus and they are captivated and transformed. Religion likes to interpret life. The risen Jesus … Continue reading

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Logical thoughts about mental health

Mental malware makes maintaining mental health difficult. Don’t just protect your devices from malware. Also protect your mind. Some thoughts produce inner peace; other thoughts wreck mental health. It’s important to notice the difference. Medication can numb tormenting thoughts but … Continue reading

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Jesus’ resurrection isn’t an annual event

The resurrection of Jesus is not an annual event. He rose once and lives forever! Hang out with Him everyday! Easter verbiage is a poor substitute for resurrection vitality. Commemoration is for people and events in the past. Why commemorate … Continue reading

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Thoughts to help you get radical

I met Christ in the Spirit-led atmosphere of the Jesus Movement and never adapted to programmed, preacher controlled meetings. That’s one reason I think differently than institutional religion does. I find a religionized Jesus to be tame, benign, and boring, … Continue reading

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