Church: Do minds wander or are people filled with awestruck wonder?

When a church meeting is allowed to freely flow in the unforced rhythm of the Spirit — amazing things happen! When we call the shots — not so much.

–Perhaps instead of making people’s minds wander, church should fill them with awestruck wonder!
–The book of Acts describes the First Century church like this: “Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders . . .”

“When revival erupts, the church focuses on fellowship instead of formality, relationship instead of religion.” –Malcolm McDow & Alvin L. Reid
(So what if we dropped our formality and religious structure on Sunday mornings and instead focused on fellowship and relationship by allowing people to minister to one another in the meetings? Would revival erupt? Let’s try it and see!)

(I was in a room filled with awe and wonder last night as 18 people humbly met together with no pre-planned program, singing spirit-stirring songs to God and sharing Spirit-prompted stories, Scriptures, concerns, and prayers with one another. It was absolutely amazing!)

Come, be filled with wonder, as ordinary people show and tell what God has done — every Sunday morning @ 10:45 @ The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville, TN 37207.

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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