Blowing in the wind of ekklesia

The First Spirit-Led, Christ-Centered Town Hall Meeting (Ekklesia) Was Windy!

The sound of mighty rushing wind
Spread visible spiritual fire
To all of Jesus’ gathered disciples
Opening their mouths
With supernatural words
And giving them boldness
To hit the streets
Rejoicing with
The living Jesus
So that people
From around the world
Could hear and see
The marvelous liberty
Of Christ in you
The hope of glory!

That wind continues to blow
But too few actually know
And surrender to
The mind-blowing
Power and presence
Of the Holy Spirit.

Instead, we let the walls
Of institutionalism
And pride
Cause us to hide
As we substitute religious formalism
For Spirit-led freedom.

Now is the time
For Christ-followers
To go beyond dry dock
And set sail
In the wind
Of the Spirit.
Launch out!

Christianity is supposed
To be windy,
Not trendy.
Set your sails
To align with God!

Photo by Dariusz Grosa 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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1 Response to Blowing in the wind of ekklesia

  1. Tim says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with this post, but the sad thing is even if the wind is apparent, the person has the ability to tack their vessel and go in a direction contrary to the wind’s desire. (Yes I’m using sailing terminology to make my point)

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