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

Can God speak through “Chicken Run”?

Can God speak through the animated movie, “Chicken Run?” Today my wife said that she felt a nudging in the Spirit to watch the movie, “Chicken Run.” The idea sounded kind of weird to me, but I went along with … Continue reading

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Some Greatest Showman Soundtrack Quotes & Ekklesia!

The Other Side from The Greatest Showman Soundtrack expresses how I feel about ekklesia: “Trade that typical For something colorful And if it’s crazy live a little crazy You can play it sensible A king of conventional Or you can … Continue reading

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The Great Facilitator . . .

Jesus is the great facilitator. Check Him out. Gather a group and let everybody listen to Jesus and then say and/or do whatever He tells them. When Christians gather in the presence of the living Jesus, they realize that they … Continue reading

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I gave up my weigh-in and found the way in!

I gave up my weigh-in and found the way in! One weigh And I didn’t Measure up. Then Jesus came To pay my debt, And be the way By living His life Inside of me. Don’t wait To let Jesus … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Prechurch Christianity

Prechurch Christianity! There’s never been anything like it unleashed on earth! It came before organized Christianity and prechurch Christianity “turned the world upside down!” (See Acts 17:6) It can still “turn the world upside down.” Let’s re-experience it. Prechurch Christianity … Continue reading

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What church can learn from card playing.

Church sometimes seems like staring an hour at one card, while leaving the rest of the deck in the box. However, when a preacher holds all the cards on Sunday morning, it tends to shut down the rest of the … Continue reading

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A led life or a life of lead?

Live a led life! Jesus said, “Follow Me,” calling us to be directly led by Him. When Christ lives in us, we don’t need a script, a technique, or a church program because we have His presence directing us from within! … Continue reading

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