Superstar Christians & hype in church

Christianity is about hope in Christ, not about hype in church. There are plenty of superstar Christians. (Many churches have one.) But where are the supernatural Christians? It appears that few people believe that Jesus can lead a meeting without somebody else organizing and running it. Most church services are so tightly programmed that they can be run without the presence and power of the risen Jesus.

Contemporary Christianity seems to be more about the presence of a preacher than about the presence of Christ. Jesus said, “Follow Me.” Paul said to be “led by the Spirit.” To focus on human leadership misses the point.

Can Christianity be fun, exciting, joyous, and enthralling? Yes! It was for the early Christ-followers and it can be for you.

Biblical Christianity is about supernatural relationship with God, not a sermon series — first hand experience not a second hand talk. The essence of Christianity is to be continually aware of and led by Christ’s presence. Too many Christians focus on a human leader and forget to follow Jesus.

Instead of being offended by and reacting to what people around you say and do, focus on and follow Jesus.

There’s no kingdom without a king. To experience the kingdom of God in the present (not just the future), make the living Jesus the King of your life.

Even if you die rich, you’ll be dead broke. But if you die following the risen Jesus Christ, you’ll live in His glory.

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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