Casual talk, informational talk, or heart-talk?

It’s often better to find ways to work together than it is to argue with and insult others. People won’t open their heart to hear what you say, if your heart is closed and unwilling to compassionately hear what they say.

Casual talk and informational talk are fine, but to heal and grow people need something much rarer–compassionate, heart-to-heart talk. Communication that comes from the mind alone, lacks the power and passion to penetrate people’s heart.

Christ’s love isn’t about sitting thru lectures. It’s about caring interaction–heart-to-heart listening and compassionate sharing.

Church should be a safe place to open up and share your heart, not just a place to get more religious information. Well-intended lectures provide limited emotional support, but compassionate, heart-to-heart sharing releases encouragement and hope.

Jesus calls us to seek truth. How often is reality called “fake news”? Too many times to count. Just because you don’t like something, doesn’t make it fake. In a rock fight, regardless of who cast the first stone, there are none without sin.

Search the web for: The Joy Of Early Christianity.

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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