Church members matter . . .

Church members matter.
They’re not ornaments
In an audience.
They should meet to be
Part of Christ’s body
Directed by Him,
Led by Gods Spirit,
Hearing what He says
And then doing it.

Let’s forget about self and comfort. Let’s focus instead on letting Christ live in and through us. Then instead of sitting through services we can let Him begin to fulfill the two greatest commandments from deep within us.

I hear Jesus commanding two attachments, not three in the two greatest commandments. An attachment to self is presumed by Jesus when He says, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” He’s assuming that you already love yourself, not commanding you to do so. In fact, In the Gospels Jesus tells you to deny yourself, not to love yourself. He wants you and me to surrender our attachment to self so He can replace it with supernatural attachment to God and to our neighbor in our inmost being. We can’t freely lay down our life if we are attached to it. However, detachment from yourself prepares the “narrow way” for the living Jesus to give you His powerful heart, soul, and mind attachment to God and to your neighbor.

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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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