The Jesus of the Bible or the Jesus of our choice.

The Bible Jesus
Speaks thru more
Than “read letters.”
His word
Can be heard
In your heart.

The reverb
Of God’s word,
That’s been heard
In a human heart,
Is called conscience.

Everybody’s inner thought-flow contains words from God, but they mostly slip by unnoticed, like fish in a muddy river. Sermon-hearing can make people think they’ve been told all they need to know and thus distract them from personally hearing from God.

The body of Christ meets whenever two or more Jesus-disciples interact with each other as they are led by the risen Jesus. The body of Christ needs no special time or place to meet. Jesus can call two or more of His disciples together any time or place.

Jesus-disciples follows the living Jesus, not their own feelings, opinions, or desire. Jesus-disciples are a case for Christ. The risen Jesus lives inside of them and continually directs them. I seek to be His disciple.

Jesus-disciples aren’t self-sufficient. They’re dependent on the presence and power of the living Jesus. As long as Jesus-disciples are divided into different clicks or “tribes,” we’re in violation of Jesus’ prayer for unity.

When Jesus-disciples recognize the risen Jesus living in each other, they sense an immediate, spiritual kinship. To “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,” we must give up anything that’s separating us from His will and dividing us from each other.

If truly received, the free gift of God’s grace changes people from the inside out and produces the fruit of the Spirit in them. Just because you’re not listening, that doesn’t mean that God’s not speaking to you.

“Taste and see that the Lord is good.” To taste inner peace and see God’s love in action is to be forever changed.

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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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1 Response to The Jesus of the Bible or the Jesus of our choice.

  1. Jim Bishop says:


    On Sat, Jan 15, 2022 at 7:43 AM Free Gas For Your Think Tank (A blog to jog your mind and unclog your heart . . .) wrote:

    > Steve Simms posted: ” The Bible JesusSpeaks thru moreThan “read > letters.”His wordCan be heardIn your heart. The reverbOf God’s word,That’s > been heardIn a human heart,Is called conscience. Everybody’s inner > thought-flow contains words from God, but they mostly slip by un” >

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