Silence of the Lambs

In the Western church the lambs (members) are too often silent.  Ordinary believers have allowed others (the clergy) to speak for them (and often to think for them) and they have too often remained silent.

We sit back and listen in silence, minds wondering, often bored, sometimes nodding off.  There is no place allowed in the church meeting for spontaneous, heart-felt comments or testimonies about what the living, resurrected Jesus Christ is doing in people’s lives.

The Bible teaches:  “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.”  Other people’s words should inspire and release your words, not replace them.  Don’t just listen to (and perhaps quote) a preacher or famous “TV evangelist.” Listen directly to God and boldly speak the words that He, Himself, puts on your heart!

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 @
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