A Christian’s focus: The living Jesus or the empty tomb?

Instead of focusing on the living Jesus, many Christians try to fill the empty tomb with religious activities. But Jesus left His tomb empty so that He could continually fill your heart with His presence.

The risen Jesus wanted His disciples to meet Him in Galilee (their hang-out place), not to decorate the empty tomb. Jesus wants us to follow His voice in our heart the way we follow the Waze app on our phone.

A church tends to be set up as an organizational hierarchy with little room for the direct leadership of Jesus. When Christians are trained to trust and follow human leadership more than the risen Jesus, His Spirit is systemically quenched.

Instead of training its members to be led by the living Jesus, a denomination sets up a hierarchy that tends toward domination. We need to learn how to practically follow and obey the living Jesus in day to day life.

When you were a tiny, living creature of a few cells, a robustly growing and developing human life, your life mattered to Jesus and it still does. Let Him show you His love.

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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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