Mind lectures or heart lessons?

There’s a lesson there.
Life is teaching everywhere.
Breathe in wisdom like the air.

Information shared from the mind reaches a mind. A message shared from the heart reaches a heart.

It good to learn how to spel. It’s better to learn how to break every spell that is holding you in bondage. Life’s greatest lessons aren’t learned by a mind that listens to lecturers, but by a heart that listens to life.

When the heart is touched, your ability to remember will soar. When it’s not, memorizing is a dull chore. School grades you by how well you remember. Life grades you by how well you live.

When you want to learn, lessons are fun. When you don’t, they’re a pain. Information can be memorized with the mind, but when the heart jumps in, learning comes alive.

Preaching should awaken people to the thrill of following the living Jesus, not make them forever dependent on hearing a preacher. A church service tends to be a reduction of Christianity from a lived experience to rules and instruction.

Training people to be led by the living Jesus produces a different kind of Christianity than continually lecturing about Him. Spoon feeding Christians with sermons can’t compare with the power of training them to personally follow and obey the living Jesus.

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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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