The elephant in the churches

The elephant in the room of institutional Christianity is the refusal to let the living Jesus be the literal Head of meetings of His body.

When the New Testament writers used the Greek word “ekklesia,” they weren’t picturing a Christian building, organization, or lecture meeting that we would identify as church. I believe that they were picturing a body of believers headed up and led by the risen Jesus as He prompted the people present to share according to 1 Corinthians 14:26.

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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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