True Christianity must start in the heart, not in the head

Few Christians
Embrace the art
Of how to impart
The love of God
With their heart,
Preferring instead
To try to explain
With their brain.

True Christianity must be imparted by the heart and demonstrated by caring action. It can’t be communicated by mere systematic analysis.

Sermons that try to logically explain Christianity have little impact on the heart or the behavior of the listeners. In the New Testament worshippers gathered around Jesus, not around a pastor.

Who’s on God’s side? “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

Christians don’t need physical weapons. A Christ-follower’s warfare isn’t physical combat: “Our struggle is not against flesh and blood.”

Prayer is a weapon to be used against the devil and his demonic forces. It’s not a tool to manipulate God. Full and unconditional surrender to the risen Jesus is the greatest victory any person can ever have. “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

Christ-followers are not living to cope and just get by. We’re here to be more than conquerors by abiding in Christ and being steadfast in showing His love to everyone, even to our enemies.

Mental and emotional contaminants plague humanity. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Who wouldn’t want to lose all their guilt and shame? That’s what the living Jesus offers.

The first war that a human fought was to rebel against God’s authority. Ever since, war has been part of rebellious human nature.

Peace within human hearts leads to peace with other people and peace between nations. Inner peace comes from making peace with God. If we can trust God to keep us breathing, then we can trust Him with everything else.

Soldier lives matter.
Civilian lives matter.
Enemy lives matter.
Your life matters!

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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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