The Ekklesia poem

Take a peek
At the Bible word
From the Greek
Translated as church
In English Bibles
And let it critique
The way we do church.
The word's unique.
"Ekklesia" was the name
Of the participatory
And interactive
Town hall meeting
In ancient Greek cities.
Today's church technique
Tends to keep 
People silent
And in their seat.
Instead let's come together
So that we can meet
As Jesus' "ekklesia"
In a way
That all can speak
As led by God's Spirit
And step out in a leap
Of renewed faith.
Open the Bible
And sneak
A look at
1 Corinthians 14:26. 
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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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