election and mean talk

Politicians say, “I’ll fight.” Perhaps it would be better if instead, they worked together for the good of the country. Voting nowadays isn’t easy. In many races there are rude and hostile people representing both parties.

Perhaps America needs more than electoral change. Maybe we need to change how we see each other.

God wants us to love one another and not to be mean because of politics or skin color. Dare to lovingly cross lines and be kind! Voting is fine, but unless we Americans change out thinking about race we’ll keep having the same racial problems.

Be a nonviolent patriot for the Kingdom of God — giving your full, courageous loyalty to Christ and His supernatural government.

Publicity is powerful. It prompts behaviors, sells products and gets votes. Perhaps we should stop publicizing violence.

Life goes better if instead of reacting to people by taking offence, we show kindness and try to understand them and their viewpoint.

Jesus implants in His followers a new heart of humility, tenderness, and compassion, that speaks the truth in love. Let’s unite against violence by no longer watching violent shows and no longer speaking with hostility that could incite it.

When a church service became a one-man monopoly and made the members spectators, it set aside the need to depend on the Holy Spirit.

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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