Jesus chose . . .

Jesus chose
Love, not force,
Humility, not pride,
Truth, not deception.

Jesus first:
Before self,
Before money,
Before a nation,
Before pleasure.
Matthew 6:33.

To approach Jesus as just a religious idea or concept is to miss out the glorious reality of “Christ in you.” Christianity was never intended to be about rules, but about the risen Jesus living in and thru His followers.

Ancient Pharisees misused the prophets. They honored them but ignored their message. Modern ones honor Jesus but ignore His message.

Grace is like when your favorite football team scores a game-winning touchdown. You didn’t earn it or make it happen, but it releases an inner flood of joy and enthusiasm that spontaneously overflows from within you and causes you to make celebratory actions with your body. Real grace produces works that overflow from within you.

The Bible says to live by the Spirit (God’s presence directing you from within), not by the flesh (your desires and feelings). Conscience is the mysterious something within us that tries to convince us to avoid wrongful desires and emotions.

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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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