Christianity is overanalyzed and under lived.

Very few people study the chemistry of their food. They just open up and enjoy it. “O taste and see that the Lord is good.” You can learn to recognize the presence of Jesus and realize His reality, not just occasionally, but continually.

Analysis dissects a bird. Joy savors its song. Christianity is overanalyzed and under lived. It needs more practical, how-to, interactive, hands-on training, that goes beyond just listening to sermons.

Church too often focuses on teaching about God, while neglecting to train people to daily live out what they learn. Discipleship is about daily living out Christianity, not about trying to understand it theologically.

To make Christianity analytical and political (mind and hierarchy focused) is to miss out on the spontaneity of the living Jesus. We have made a church service merely sitting thru analysis without implementation–a group of people hearing the word without doing it.

The Bible presents one of life’s most amazing opportunities–to build your life on the wisdom of Jesus and His early followers. I try not to analyze the Bible, but rather to read it daily with an open heart and let it analyze and change me.

Any Jesus that can be controlled by a church or by an individual is a counterfeit Jesus. When love for Jesus shifts from your heart to your mind, it slips from reality into memory.

Bad memories are like mud on your shoes. If you step out of the mud and start walking on dry ground, the mud eventually falls off.

Live it up, 
Breaking free 
From the sin 
And analysis
That holds you down. 
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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 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 in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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