It’s time for Bible based reformation!

Don’t be afraid to read and  trust the Book that makes fear disappear! Some people claim to “demythologize” the Bible. I want the Bible to demyth me!

The Bible is like 3D movie glasses. It makes the living Jesus jump off the pages.

The Gospels show Jesus’ earthly lifestyle. Let’s live like He did. The Bible’s red letters are what Jesus said. Let’s believe His words and do them.

The book of Acts shows how early Christ-followers functioned. Let’s apply it.

Let’s let the Epistles, New Testament letters, align us with the truths about Jesus. The Bible’s “one anothers” instruct us to minister to each other. Let’s obey them. Let’s give up our religious agenda and let God’s glory flow through ordinary people.

The Bible is our God-given hand book. Let’s be faithful to it. 1 Corinthians 14:26 gives Christ-followers hands on experience ministering to one another. Church sets people down to listen. 1 Corinthians 14:26 gets people up to testify.

The best comfort food isn’t loaded with sugar or grease. It’s the Bible! -Jer. 15:16 Let’s reform church (and our lives) by aligning our beliefs & practices closer to the Bible.

God’s will is not being done “on earth as it is in Heaven.” That’s why Jesus prayed. And that’s why we have the Bible, to help us align our thoughts and actions to God’s will (repentance).

500 years after the Reformation, Western Christianity is in decline. It’s time for a new reformation? If Luther could reform the way church is done, we can too.

Let’s remember the Reformation’s 500th by reforming church to 1 Corinthians 14:26. Let’s give up our agenda and let God’s glory flow.

Christ called for followers. We cry out for leaders. Perhaps we need to follow Him! Jesus said “Follow Me.” It’s easier to follow religious men than to follow Jesus.

Here’s a challenge: Read the New Testament part of the Bible everyday for at least 5 minutes, for 21 days without missing a day. If you do that, amazing things will happen in your life. Try it and see!


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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