When Christians have their eyes wide open, they can experience Christ-perception

Jesus rising from the dead, 
Isn't just a sermon said, 
To analyze with your head. 
He's the "living bread" 
To embed in your heart.

Christians without Christ-perception are spiritually blind. Christ-perception is essential to biblical Christianity. People who continually experience the risen Jesus have a different perspective than people who only hear about Him. Continually behold the risen Jesus!

No description of anyone can replicate the experience of personally knowing them. This is especially true about the risen Jesus. Christ-perception occurs when we go beyond listening to a man trying to analyze Jesus and begin to gaze at Him with our own heart’s eyes.

The resurrection of Jesus isn’t just an Easter sermon topic. The living Jesus can be perceived and experienced everyday. Church often disguises the risen Jesus with theology, tradition, religion, ritual, curriculum, and creeds. Look beyond that stuff!

When we shift our perception from church to the presence of resurrected Jesus, Christianity breaks out with power! When you’re full of Christ-perception, you don’t want a sermon about Jesus. You want to pour your heart out to Him in adoration.

Ruminate on the risen Jesus until He resonates within and radiates thru you. Make room for the Jesus of the empty tomb to fill your life with His presence.

To know about Jesus, yet not continually perceive His presence, falls far short of biblical Christianity. When we forget to remember and revive the moments we’ve felt closet to Jesus, it’s easy to settle into formalized Christianity.

Human pride disguises the risen Jesus and hides Him from our perception. Brokenness opens our heart to encounter His presence.

Christ’s resurrection isn’t an annual event like Spring. Jesus rose to live forever and He wants to live in and through you everyday! Here’s a complete Easter sermon in 5 words: “Behold the Lamb of God!”

When Christians have their eyes wide open, they can experience Christ-perception.

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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