Tag Archives: presence of Christ

Don’t make Christmas memories

Don’t just make Christmas memories. Make Jesus’ birth something that daily touches your heart and directs your life. The purpose of the Christmas holidays is to give Jesus praise. “O Come Let Us Adore Him.” Perhaps the best way to … Continue reading

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The 21st Century’s Contemporary Christ

The contemporary Christ Living and speaking In human hearts, Personally directing and Prompting His people, Daily displays His wonders As we hear and obey Him. And when we gather, In His name and presence, And let Him lead us, The … Continue reading

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Unwrapping the Gift of God’s Presence

Unwrapping Presence! (Participatory church unwraps Christ’s presence.) Merry Christ*mas!

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Years of studying church history have shown me that during times of great spiritual awakening, church meetings are more about experiencing and obeying a Presence, than about sitting and listening to a program.

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Original Red-Hot Thoughts

Red-hot thoughts frequently run through my mind.  So I post them on my Facebook page,  https://www.facebook.com/steve.simms2 and on this blog.  I think they are from God.  Hope you enjoy these so much that you read dozens of my blog posts.  … Continue reading

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Church? Prevading Presence or Prearranged Program?

Church is the powerful and permeating Presence of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ; not just the mere presentation of a prearranged religious program. Church is a group of people actively engaging God; not a group passively listening to a talk … Continue reading

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News On The Street — (Sun., Feb. 26 @ Nashville’s Berry Street)

News On The Street from Sun., Feb. 26 @ B.S. Yesterday at Nashville’s Berry Street several people shared stories about how God has asked them to surrender various parts of their life to Him.  Near the end of the meeting … Continue reading

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