Sin is contrary to the kingdom of God

The kingdom of God isn’t a meeting to attend. It’s a lifestyle of submission and obedience to the living Jesus, the King of Kings. If we won’t let the living Jesus be the actual, ruling King in a church service, how can we proclaim Him as King to the world?

God’s design is that we align with His moral line. To decline is to entwine with sin and to reject the kingdom of God. To pursue harmful thoughts, words, and behaviors, as if they were helpful, is to miss the kingdom of God. Sin that we continually welcome and choose to engage in, eventually begins to force itself on us against our will.

Many people want the pleasures of sin, without the consequences of sin, but life doesn’t work that way. It’s a package deal.

There’s a snag in the human spirit that separates us from God and His kingdom. It’s called sin. It’s much more effective to contend with sin and to let Jesus be your King and help you overcome it, than it is to pretend you’re better than you really are.

God’s kingdom is invisible. It’s citizens are called to be ruled by Christ in them replacing their own will and desires. To live in the kingdom of God is to continually align your thoughts, words, and behaviors with King Jesus and His will.

Church is a place Christians go for professional services. Ekklesia is a group of Christians who gather to actively serve others.

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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