No matter how big it smiles, self-focused Christianity (“selfie-anity”) doesn’t present a clear picture of the risen Jesus. If your Christianity doesn’t look like the Book of Acts, it’s based more on habit and tradition than on the living Jesus and His word.

Lukewarm living isn’t Christianity. Halfhearted sermons preached to lukewarm people don’t accomplish much. To be halfhearted is to be apathetic. To be lukewarm is to lack heartfelt compassion.

The Bible calls Christians “living stones,” but halfhearted Christians are stone cold. A meeting of the body of Christ should be more than a Sunday morning run-through of a religious program. Church too often presents Jesus as being systemic — that you belong to Him just because you joined & attend a religious group.

When Jesus indwells you, you don’t have to look far to find Him. Until Jesus feels at home in your heart, you won’t either. Rebelling is an indication that we may lack Christ’s indwelling. Heroic, Spirit-led Christianity is far different from the lukewarm versions.

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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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