A church on the corner doesn’t pray. People do!

True Christianity is more
Than religious information.
It’s glorious proclamation,
Powerful demonstration,
Life transformation,
And joyous celebration.
(For more delight, google: The Joy Of Early Christianity.)

God wants to build
With living stones
And construct more than
Church or chapel domes.

Christians are called
To gather
To worship and interact with
The living Jesus

The churches scattered about are religious buildings. Following Jesus involves so much more than a short weekly visit to one of them. A church on the corner doesn’t pray. People do!

Hearing a good talk about something exciting is nothing like personally experiencing it. Interacting with Jesus is thrilling and healing!

A plumber can service a church’s plumbing, but if Jesus’ living water isn’t freely flowing, it just a building repair. If a church can be demolished, it’s nothing but a building.

No matter how beautifully your church may be decorated, Jesus still wants to be the King who reigns on the throne in your heart. Church windows may be colorful, but if you don’t see the living Jesus through the windows of your soul, what does it matter?

When worship is focused on God’s Spirit people will find a place to meet, but when it’s focused on the place to meet, they may not find God’s Spirit. Jesus said that God wants worship to be “in Spirit and in truth,” not to be in any special building or location. True worship flows from the heart. It doesn’t depend on the availability of a church or any other house of worship.

A church on the corner is only a building but Jesus in your heart is joy unspeakable. Getting you into a church is not God’s primary objective. He wants to get and keep Christ alive in you.

True story: Three men were in an empty church. One said: “This is a marvelous edifice.” Another said: “It’s a glorious structure.” The third (me) said: “Not only that it’s a real nice building.”

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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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