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

The worst place to build a wall

The worst place to build a wall is in your heart. It’s easy to focus on arguing with people and miss seeing their creativity, their uniqueness, and their inner beauty. It’s okay to disagree with people but there is no reason … Continue reading

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Sermons or discipleship

Sermons without discipleship tell people about Jesus without training them to hear Him, follow Him, and daily obey Him. Continually preaching to the same people creates an audience mentality and trains Christians to be observers, not participants. That audience mentality makes … Continue reading

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The most ignored leader

The most ignored (and rebelled against) leader is the Holy Spirit.Christians are trained to be audience members instead of teammates — hearers rather than doers. If we would turn groups of religious onlookers into troops of Spirit-led warriors, we’d see … Continue reading

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God woke you up one more time today!

God did it one more time today. He woke you up this morning! I’m so glad that Jesus can be personally encountered and related to and not just learned about through others. What you experience is more powerful than what … Continue reading

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Keeping love “the greatest”

“The greatest of these is love.” The greatest calling of the body of Christ is love. If we could get everything else “right” but leave out love, we’d be off base. Love is active surrender to and obedience to Christ … Continue reading

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It’s time for Christ-followers to live in direct awareness of Jesus.

The direct awareness of God is far more powerful than mere information about God can ever be. Eyesight is wonderful. Heart-sight is even better. How’s your spiritual vision? Eyesight sees physical things. Heart-sight sees Christ & His inner Light! Jesus is … Continue reading

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Greatness/being great/making a great nation

Greatness is not wealth, fame, prestige, or power, but honesty, compassion, humility, and character. Greatness is not striving to be at the peak of the hierarchy, but faithfulness to truth and love. Greatness breaks the bondage of self-focus, soars in serving … Continue reading

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