The promise of persecution for Christ-followers

If you find Christianity boring, you’re not connecting with the living Jesus! “Behold the Lamb of God.” Dare to see more of the risen Jesus than you have before. Believing what you’ve been taught about Jesus, doesn’t mean you know and have experienced Him personally.

To hear about the life of Jesus is inspiring. To daily live it is supernatural. In the Gospels, Jesus calls His followers to self-denial, not to self-defense. 

Christ-followers are promised persecution. Biblical Christianity is persecuted by religion (and by atheistic countries) because it presents Jesus as alive, present, and active in today’s world. Jesus said that it’s a blessing to be persecuted for following Him. However, Christians are never told to be persecutors. Insecure people persecute others. Secure people embrace them.

Jesus created an interactive, spiritual community, that gradually morphed into tens of thousands of independent religious organizations. They are called churches.

Kindness isn’t optional for a Christian. “The Lord’s servant . . . must be kind to everyone.” –2 Timothy 2:24. We can choose not to insult people. We can choose to be kind. Dare we?

Light words, weighty with wisdom, shine hope into pondering hearts. Seek to see with Christ’s sight. Life’s so much brighter in His light! To repent is to shift your gears of perception and begin to see from God’s viewpoint. The wonders of the world start in your own backyard.

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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