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

Being Spirit-led brought me to orthodox beliefs

Spirit-led orthodoxy isn’t a long list of beliefs. It’s the truth about who the risen Jesus is, what He’s done, and what He’s doing now. Orthodoxy as a mere creed is shallow. But Spirit-led orthodoxy is deep. It daily conforms … Continue reading

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Many use & promote profanity, few voice objections against it . . .

Some people don’t want to hear profanity. Others don’t want to hear arguments against it. Often the words that are easy to speak aren’t the best words to say. The words we speak or write can bless people with hope … Continue reading

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Essential Christianity / Spirit-led orthodoxy

Essential Christianity is:Christ living in you,Producing glorious hope. There are some essential behaviors, beliefs, and heart-changes that are required for growing in Christ. It’s not passive and automatic. Spirit-led orthodoxy isn’t an oxymoron, but its the lived experience of millions … Continue reading

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Think outside your own box of hard knocks

Self-focus diminishes joy. Think outside your own box of hard knocks. Take time to notice, appreciate, and be inspired by the marvelous beauty in the nature outside your door. Many people have their mind full of negative, hostile, and harmful … Continue reading

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Let’s roll the religious stone away from Easter

The most amazing “life sentence” is: “Jesus rose!” Encountering the living Jesus will change your perspective of death. Biblical Christianity is about “location, location, location”–“Christ in you,” not Christ in a church building. Something’s terribly wrong when spoken prose about … Continue reading

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Jesus didn’t own His tomb; He just borrowed it for 3 days

On Resurrection Day, Joseph of Arimathea got his tomb back and Christ-followers got the living Jesus back, to be with them forever. What a joy to daily hang out with the risen Jesus Christ! Seeds drop off of life and … Continue reading

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The “man upstairs” or “Christ in you”

Religion is about “the man upstairs.” Biblical Christianity is about “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” God is Light. Light allows us to see. The closer we get to God (and the less we regulate Him to the concept … Continue reading

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