Approaching the mystery of Jesus like Mary did

Approaching Jesus through analysis leads to theology. Approaching Him through pondering leads to adoration.

Mary treasured and pondered in her heart, the amazing words and prophesies about Him. As His mother, her heart loved and adored Him. Be like Mary! Christianity without pondering, mystery, awe, worship, miracles, surrender, obedience, and discipleship, is incomplete.

Church too often rationalizes and overexplains theology and leaves little mystery for people to ponder. It gets people to try to understand Jesus, but the early Christians allowed their heart to be overcome by Him. People need to be encouraged to ponder the glorious presence of the living Jesus.

Reading the Bible as a love letter instead of as a textbook, takes people beyond mental analysis and inspires them. That kind of approach to Jesus stirs the depths of their heart.

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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 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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