Focus on what was chosen to be in the Scriptures

For an accurate view
Of God’s Chosen One
Read the Bible every day
As you pray
And listen to God’s Spirit.

Avoid being a puppet
Of your pet pulpit,
Search the Scriptures
Like they did in Acts 11:17.

Many details and events from Jesus’ life were chosen to be in Scripture. Focus on them, not on streaming imaginary depictions and additions. If we ignore the Bible, we can easily be deceived about who Jesus is.

Christians need to be careful that we don’t let people’s descriptions and depictions of Jesus divert us from what the Bible says about Him. Anybody can make up entertaining and even inspiring stories about Jesus, but if those stories aren’t contained in the Scriptures, they’re going to be inaccurate.

The first Christ-followers
Knew Jesus personally
And were supernaturally
Empowered by God’s Spirit.
The closer we get to Jesus,
The more our experience
Will match what they describe
In the Bible.

Going to church (or streaming religion on TV) is often an attempt to avoid having to rely on the Holy Spirit to teach us and to lead us into spiritual growth. The ancient Greek town meeting met without a program or agenda. Any citizen was free to speak spontaneously. That’s what Jesus said He would build: His “ekklesia.”

Before you make
A life-altering choice
Make sure you hear
God’s voice!

Decide to hide in Christ’s Light!
Jesus invites us to reside
In His presence
And to continually abide
With Him,
But it’s so easy
To be yanked aside
By the world’s
Compelling clamor
And to follow it
Stride for stride
Until we collide
With despair.
The risen Jesus
Is the only guide
Who can lead us
To safely hide
Ever by His side
And to overflow
With glory
As we ride
The inner tide
Of His streaming Light.

Photo by Ron Lach on

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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