Jesus isn’t seasonal!

Timeless Jesus
Ever fresh
And refreshing,
No matter the year
Let Him give you
A heart that’s
Brand-new.

If you don’t remain
Christ-centered
And surrendered
To His daily reign
Hope begins to drain
And life becomes a pain.
It’s essential to
Establish and maintain
Intimacy with Jesus.

A weekly
Churchy nod
To Jesus
Isn’t a
Lightening rod
For protection
From the judgment
Of God.
That requires
Letting Christ
Live in you
And continually
Make you new.

The brand-new start
Of a new year
Will not impart
A fresh new heart.
Time doesn’t heal.
Jesus does.

Year after year, the living Jesus never goes out of season! If “Christ in you” is seasonal there’s a major leak somewhere in your heart.

Letting Christ live and work in you is like staying plugged into a live electrical outlet. It’s ever thrilling and empowering! Millions of people are experiencing ongoing intimacy with the living Jesus, but their voices are too often ignored or shut down.

Christianity is often short-circuited and cut off from ongoing intimacy with the risen Jesus. Jesus came to remain. “Lo, I am with you always.” The risen Jesus is now living in and clothed in the individual humanity of His born again followers.

A new year doesn’t mean it’s time to take down your attention from celebrating Christ’s coming. Celebrate Jesus all year long.

Relationships aren’t systematic. To have a relationship with the risen Jesus we must go beyond religious systems. Christianity is so much more than a group of people passively listening to a sermon once a week.

Grace doesn’t replace obedience. It empowers it. Grace is like a walk in baseball. It’s a free pass to first base, but you still need to run the bases to get home.

When Christianity is trapped in the confines of passive religion people don’t experience the liberty and glory of its power. We can’t follow Christ into Spirit-led community when we’re captured by cultural constraints.

Whatever you do,
Let Jesus make
Your new year new!
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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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