When to hear a talk / when to take action

People stuck outside on a freezing night don’t listen to a talk about fire. They gather around and receive it’s warmth.

Thirsty people don’t listen to a talk about water. They drink it.

People whose gas gage is on empty don’t listen to a talk about fuel grades. They fill their tank.

When people are sweaty and dirty, they don’t listen to a talk about hygiene. They take a bath or a shower.

When people are sleepy, they don’t listen to a talk about sleeping techniques. They get some shut eye.

When people’s clothes are piled up and dirty, they don’t listen to a talk about washing machines. They do the laundry.

When people feel a great need for Jesus to help them, they don’t go hear a sermon. They cry out to Him with all their heart.

For many people, Christianity consists of 52 (or fewer) premixed religious talks per year. Too often those premixed talks (sermons) are substituted for Spirit-led action. For practical ways to draw near to the living Jesus, google: Beyond Church 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 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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