Grace isn’t an excuse for bad behavior (fake grace is)

Grace is not an excuse to do your own thing and follow your own desires. It’s the supernatural power to live a Christ-like life.

Fake grace excuses sin. True grace gives power over sin. Christianity is good news we can be forgiven and set free to live a joyous and victorious life. It’s not fake news that grace makes sin okay. Fake grace is dangerous and deceptive. It whispers, “Go ahead and do whatever you want. God won’t care cause I’ve got you covered.”

True Christianity doesn’t just stir up emotions or comfort you in pain. It empowers you to live a consistently godly lifestyle! If we truly believe God loves us we will love Him back with our whole heart and lifestyle, not ignore His love or rebel against it.

Biblical Christianity isn’t a service to attend. It’s supernatural power to put an end to your sin.

The Bible reveals a Christianity based on “Christ in you” that challenges its readers to continually surrender to Jesus’ transforming presence. The Bible is a map directing its readers to the risen Jesus and showing them how to follow and obey Him daily.

The body of Christ isn’t a religious meeting or organization. It’s all people worldwide who have the risen Jesus living in them. When two Christians are in conflict and not relating in love, one (or both) of them isn’t hearing and obeying Jesus.

Most people are looking for joy and inner peace. Ongoing surrender to and connection with the living Jesus delivers it! Christianity can be a 24/7/365 experience with the risen Jesus (and that’s awesome)! Christianity can be experienced as a spontaneous spiritual movement, as programmed methods, and/or as a religious monument.

God is continually speaking to us. Any failure to communicate is due to our unwillingness to listen. People who are surrendered to Christ discover that they are being led by His Spirit into growing unity and agreement.

Attending church doesn’t make you a Christian. Christ living in and thru you does. Jesus is far more real, present, and powerful than we normally perceive Him to be.

Often I pray myself to sleep
Lying at my Savior’s feet.
Then when I awake
I have thoughts to take
And post on social media.

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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