The Jesus-first community obeys King Jesus

The Jesus-first community
Experiences ongoing
Heart-to-heart unity
And takes every opportunity
To glorify Him.

Ask not, “Where do you go to church?” Ask, “How do you connect with the Jesus-first community?”

The Jesus-first community consists of Christ-followers who interact heart-to-heart with the living Jesus and with each other, keeping faithfulness to King Jesus as their top priority. Christ-followers are sent to show and say (to demonstrate and declare) that Jesus is the true King and deserves all allegiance.

Although the Jesus-first community has been divided by man-made churches and religious opinions, when two of them meet they recognize the Jesus-thrill in each other. If you strive to obey “Christ in you” as your King and Lord, you’re part of the Jesus-first community.

In a true kingdom, the king’s will comes first! If you’re a citizen of the kingdom of God, obeying King Jesus should be your top priority. If Jesus is your Lord, ask King Jesus what He wants you to do today.

Put King Jesus first! Defund self-focus. To rebel against King Jesus by ignoring His authority in your daily life isn’t a good thing.

My best sermons are the ones the living Jesus preaches inside my heart. Our religious self is sneaky and snuggles up to the splendor of God, not just to worship, but also to subtly boast. It’s easy to get distracted from a focus on King Jesus.

And even
Can’t bring
To a human heart.
King Jesus can!

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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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