The Sunday morning church plot

Every Sunday
The plot’s the same.
We’ve made church so tame.

Church teaches Christians to listen to a preacher. Perhaps it would be more effective if it taught us to listen to our conscience. If a church isn’t empowering people to daily experience the presence of the living Jesus, it’s in decline.

Christianity isn’t about church growth. It’s about spiritual growth–people growing closer to and more obedient to the risen Jesus.

Christianity is about spiritual life. The more church tries to organize and control spiritual life, the more the Holy Spirit is quenched. Maybe church should proclaim the Gospel to people who haven’t believed, instead of claiming authority to control the spiritual life the ones who have.

Christians are capable of so much more than being a Sunday audience. Perhaps God is saying: “Let My people grow!”

Church is a distorted view of Christianity. The most accurate view comes thru reading the New Testament with an open heart (and without a commentary) and listening to God as you read.

The body of Christ needs no chain of command. Each member can be led directly by Jesus, the Head.

Church too often lets the program and the preacher distract people’s attention away from the presence of the living Jesus. But Christ is essential!

Step into the future of church. The living Jesus can restructure the Sunday morning church plot and fill it with power and life! Take a look at Beyond Church–An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible–Ekklesia.

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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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