“See-construction” vs. deconstruction

It’s time for Christian see-construction. We need to see what the risen Jesus is building and align our life with Him. He is the Source of Christian spirituality. Without see-construction (recognizing what Jesus is doing today) we’ll stay lost in our own self-focused sea.

See-construction gives hope for the hopeless. When we feel like all we can see around us (and even within us) is painful deconstruction, we need to look unto Jesus and see construction that God is doing. He is always working all things together “for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose,” whether it looks or feels like it or whether it doesn’t. He uses even the painful circumstances that occur my life to deconstruct my pride and rebellion so that I will be able to fully, humbly, and gloriously align with His abundant life.

Unless you use the blueprint of original Christianity (the writings of Jesus’ first followers) when you try to deconstruct human tradition from original Christianity, you can easily abandon the faith. If you will continually read (with a humble, open heart) the words about Him, written by His first followers, they can keep you from straying from Him.

We need see-construction so we can observe what is being built “on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone.” (See Ephesians 2:20.) Instead of deconstructing the Bible, we need to let Jesus use the teachings of the apostles and prophets to deconstruct us. People who try to deconstruct the Bible are tearing down the teachings that are the foundation that Jesus is building on.

Bible deconstruction is attempted by the mind. Bible see-construction occurs in the heart. The more I let the Bible and the Holy Spirit reconstruct my heart, the more I’m able to see what Jesus is doing. Deconstructing the Bible is an attempt to silence the voice of God speaking through Christ’s first followers.

Jesus said: “I will build My ekklesia,” (mistranslated as “church” in most English Bibles). We need to engage in see-construction so we can recognize where the risen Jesus is building and follow His leading. Without see-construction we can easily overlook what God is doing in and through Christ.

Much that people have added to Christianity after Jesus’ first century followers has deconstructed what Jesus wants His body to be. The purpose of the writers of the Bible was not to build a religious structure, but to help people see what the living Jesus is building. They tried to avoid institutionalizing Christianity by continually pointing their readers to Jesus.

See construction! Testify to what Jesus is doing both within you and around you. Without adhering to the blueprint of the Bible, those who try to deconstruct Christianity will detach from its very foundation.

If people won’t listen to you, they won’t hear you. Win their interest instead of just giving them your argument. If you’re interested in see-constructing the joy of early Christianity, click here.

Religious ceremonies
Should never be
A substitute for
Powerful testimonies.

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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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