False prophets & self-deception

False prophets come in all shapes and sizes, wearing political and religious disguises. They stir up anger and hatred toward people, ignoring that, “God is love.” Perhaps the worst false prophet is self-deception.

When circumstances prove false prophets wrong, they don’t apologize. False prophets point to their “authority,” true prophets point people to Jesus. The more I know myself, the more I want to abandon the ship of self-focus (and other false prophets) and follow the living Jesus instead.

To “Know yourself,” can be unpleasant and humbling advice, especially when you don’t like what you see. That’s the time to humbly embrace God’s grace and shove self-focused thoughts out of your mind, like a bouncer throwing rowdy men out of a bar.

Grace let’s you know the Holy Spirit as a “Christ in you,” not as theory or a force. By gazing at God’s greatness, I become aware of my lowliness and of His amazing mercy for me.

Let the Holy Spirit wake up your conscience and begin to align your thought and lifestyle with righteousness. By gazing at God’s greatness, I become aware of my lowliness and of His amazing mercy for mGrace let’s you know the Holy Spirit as a “Christ in you,” not as a theory or a force.

Sermon Christianity
Without the Spirit,
Leaves you with nothing
To do but hear it.

Experience
Emmanuel,
God with us,
Christ in you,
The Holy Spirit.

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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