Christianity as Spirit-led teamwork, not self-focus

Unquench the Holy Spirit and moving beyond selfie-anity . . .

My passion is to see
Members of the Jesus team
Frequently gathering
To function all together
In one place
According to 1 Corinthians 14:26
As the Holy Spirit
Inwardly prompts and directs
Each person present
To proclaim or testify,
Confess or sing,
Pray or prophesy,
Manifest a spiritual gift,
Or read from the Bible,
Everyone together revealing
The presence and power
Of the risen Jesus
For all to behold,
Obey and adore.

If you refuse to quench the Spirit, you won’t be welcome in very many churches. Try it and see!

Quenching the Spirit is a systemic sin. It’s built into the church system and programmed into its attendees.

Centuries of church history have shown that without Spirit-led teamwork, Jesus’ team doesn’t work very well together. It’s not been very effective at consistently demonstrating the presence and power of the living Jesus. If we make Christianity about church, we limit it to an hour or so a week. If we make it about following and obeying the living Jesus, it’s 24/7/365!

Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko on

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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