95 Theses 4 Reformation #3 (& other thoughts)

95 Theses 4 Reformation #3: Let people interrupt as led by the Spirit, according to 1 Corinthians 14:30-31.

Here are a few more thoughts to inspire reformation:

Open sharing in church can help reach people who want interactive community, mutual support, & participation. Since a lot of people are wiser & know more than any one person does, why don’t we let a lot of people share in church?

Has religious form & structure eclipsed (at least partially) the risen Jesus? Perhaps keeping a worship meeting under tight human control “protects” us from God’s unexpected. Don’t let Jesus be eclipsed in your life.

In the Gospels, religious people had a harder time with Jesus & His teaching than nonreligious people did. With about 34,000+ Christian denominations, I’ve only heard of one that meets for worship according to 1 Corinthians 14:26. (Quakers) Why?

What’s wrong with Christians meeting for worship, as equals, without always exalting one person above all the others? Is it logical to believe that one man in a church understands God better than everybody else?

As menorahs hold many candles, not just one; so when the body of Christ meets for worship, we can let many lights shine, not just one preacher. “I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man . . . The seven lampstands are the seven ekklesias.” (Revelation 1:12, 13, & 20) See http://amzn.to/2ugGh7j.

Support groups do it! So why don’t churches?
(Let everyday people share from the heart according to 1 Corinthians 14:26.) God says: “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.” Not just preachers.

Some people don’t believe in miracles, unaware that they are surrounded by them.

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
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