Spirit-led community overcomes divisiveness.

Spirit-led people live differently than people who follow their own desires. Spirit-led community is a gathering of people, connected heart-to-heart by Jesus. Far too often, church is a substitute for Spirit-led community.

Spirit-led community can only occur with humility. Pride destroys it. Spirit-led community disappears when people try to organize and control it.

Spirit-led community isn’t a “service” to attend once a week. It’s a life-long lifestyle of connecting heart-to-heart.

Christ-followers frequently experience spontaneous, Spirit-led community with other people. When we belong to Christ we will experience Spirit-led community with His followers.

God’s Spirit-led community is built on Jesus, not on human plans, programs, and agendas. Calling an organization a church, doesn’t make it a Spirit-led community. Church without Spirit-led community is like going to dinner without eating. Sometimes people quit church because they are searching for Spirit-led community. “Don’t just go to church, be . . .” a part of God’s Spirit-led community.”

The kingdom of God manifests when two or more people come together in Spirit-led community. Spirit-led community overcomes divisiveness. A Christian meeting can’t be Spirit-led & human controlled at the same time.

The Bible defines children of God as people who are led by the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:28. God wants to connect us to His heart and make us part of His Spirit-led community.

You can’t encounter the living Jesus without experiencing amazement and awe. The living Jesus wants us to be merciful, not religious. (Mt. 9:12-13. Mt. 12:7. Hosea 6:7.) Ask Jesus to reveal Himself to you. Then notice what happens inside you and around you, the next few weeks.

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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