Have you heard beyond “heard immunity”?

The Resurrection means 
That Jesus can be 
More than heard about. 
He can be heard! 
Listen to Him.

The risenness and aliveness 
Of Jesus Christ in the present moment, 
Is far too often ignored, 
Even by Christians.
When it comes to listening 
To the living Jesus, 
Too many people 
Have "heard immunity"!

I heard about Jesus.
Then one day
I heard Him
And He herded me
Into His presence.

Every single day,
The resurrected Jesus
Can be ignored,
Or adored as the Lord.

Setting aside one day a year 
To say, "He is risen," 
Falls far short of daily 
Letting the resurrected 
Jesus live in and thru you.
No matter what preachers say 
On Resurrection Day, 
It has little impact 
On your life 
If you don't follow 
Jesus, "the way," 
Everyday.

Stony hearts
Want to rollback
The big rock
And try to keep
Jesus entombed.

There's no one like 
The tomb-free Jesus. 
Following and obeying Him daily, 
Releases "joy unspeakable 
And full of glory."
If you let tomb-escapee, 
The resurrected Jesus, 
Embed in your heart, 
Stones will roll away 
And you'll experience
His freedom everyday. 
"Christ in you, 
The hope of glory."

Jesus left the tomb
So that He can live
Inside of you.
Make room!

The ancient Egyptians 
Mummified the tomb. 
Jesus Christ defied it! 

When your heart 
Feels like a tomb, 
Jesus can bring life to it! 

When Jesus came to live 
In my heart, 
I knew He was alive, 
Because I began 
To experience Him everyday.

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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