Christ-access–mud puddles or living water?

Access to religious information cannot compare to direct access to the living Jesus. Christians who deny the living Jesus direct access to their heart, miss the whole point of faith because biblical Christianity is about Christ-access; it’s not a Christ-bypass.

Mud puddles in the human heart make life a mess — but rivers of living water bring joy “unspeakable and full of glory.” The risen Jesus can clean your heart, turning mud puddles into rivers of living water. God’s gift of grace enables us to repent–to walk in stride with God’s will.

Guilt is a wall between us and God. The living Jesus is the door. When searching for God, guilt says access denied, but the living Jesus offers forgiveness and says enter in.

Church gets off track when Spirit-led people are silenced. Religious programs, by design, don’t allow room for the risen Jesus to intervene. In fact, many religious organizations contain systemic Spirit-quenching. Church should invite everyday people to testify about Jesus, not keep them off the platform.

Friendly conversations with people who look/think differently than you are enjoyable. Christ-followers should embrace those types of compassionate conversations.

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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