Where do you go to Jesus?

Where do you go to the living Jesus? You can go to Jesus anywhere, since He’s everywhere.

Nobody (and no thing) has the right to stand between you and the living Jesus. Accept no substitutes for the continual presence of the living, resurrected Jesus. Church should connect us to the living Jesus, not serve as a substitute for Him.

As a doctrine the presence of Jesus is nice, but as lived reality, it’s continually life altering. The living Jesus, when unhindered by religion, revolutionizes human lives! It’s fine to quote what a preacher says, but it’s much more powerful to continually do what Jesus says.

The purpose of preaching is to proclaim the living Jesus and connect people directly to Him, not to substitute for His presence. Jesus didn’t come to offer us church services, but to make a way for us to repent and realign with His will and His presence.

A daily walk with the living Jesus is much more powerful than a weekly talk about Him. If King Jesus isn’t the everyday ruler of your life, you’re in rebellion against His kingdom.

The more aware we are of the presence of the living Jesus, the more awe in our heart. Theology studies and analyzes Jesus. Christian spirituality experiences & obeys Him.

There are many amazing things, currently outside of your awareness. Find them. There are always reasons for hope & reasons for discouragement. Which do you see?

The optimist opts out of discouragement. The pessimist persists in it.

Dare to care intensely for people even when you disagree with their behaviors. If two people see something from different angles, it looks different. (Switch places.) All human perception is partial. Be kind when others see things differently.

Lies distort or deny reality. They’re out of synch with the real world. What we perceive can easily deceive us with imperceptible illusion.

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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