Pastor control can be a problem

If the people in a congregation are as important as the pastor, why aren’t they allowed to say anything? Any organization that only allows one person to address its meetings, may have a control problem.

Why is grace amazing? Because it transforms people, setting them free to hear and obey the risen Jesus! God’s too amazing to limit Him to a Sunday morning program!

How can Christians speak toward overcoming inequality in society when we maintain clergy/laity inequality in church? Hierarchy hinders equality.

For some Christians, the tide has gone out and they have blocked the living water from flowing in their heart. Try not to do that!. 

Spirit-led people don’t need job titles. They do what they do because they are prompted by Christ living within them. Sermons about getting involved in church are contradicted by a religious structure that only allows the preacher to speak.

Perhaps “church-going” should mean Christians leaving the church building to love and serve others, not going to it to sit and listen.
Most people are hurting worse than you think they are and really need your kindness.

Anyone in a congregation can have a word from the Lord. Dare we let them speak it? Perhaps every Sunday could be “Jesus Appreciation Day” when people are free to openly express how much they love Him.

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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