Asbury shows that many people want Jesus instead of religious talks and programs!

What’s up at Asbury? Jesus is being continually lifted up and allowed to lead. The awe of His presence has filled the room and is overflowing around the world. Look how thousands of people are showing up as Asbury University allows the risen Jesus to be the living Leader.

Jesus wants to personally connect with people and people today are wanting to experience and obey Him. I encourage churches not to hold this back.

Christians who have experienced the living Jesus at Asbury will no longer be content with religious formalism and control. Asbury is showing the world that Christians have the ability to assemble themselves together and worship Jesus without being controlled by a church structure.

Many Christians are longing for an environment that welcomes them to freely and openly express their love for Jesus. If churches don’t offer it they’ll look elsewhere. This is the time Christians are going to choose the risen Jesus instead of religious services. If churches won’t open up to Jesus, they’ll be left empty.

Jesus said that rivers of living water will flow out of individual Christ-followers, not out of religious institutions. Open your heart and let His rivers flow!

If a sermon doesn’t improve your connection with the risen Jesus, it hasn’t done its job. Sermon addiction has substituted hearing a weekly talk for daily interacting with and obeying the risen Jesus.

Churches have tried to make Christians content with a few songs and a sermon when they’re starving for Jesus the living Bread of Life. Churches that don’t learn to let the living Jesus manifest His presence and directly lead the congregation will fade into irrelevance.

The Asbury revival is showing that Christians are hungry for Spirit-led gatherings where they can experience Jesus off the religious clock. People need Jesus, not religious talks and programs! A church that allows no room for spontaneous heart-expression is shutting itself off from God’s Spirit.

Don’t ask people “Where do you go to church.” Ask them, “How do you hang out with the risen Jesus?

You haven’t come close to understanding the Bible until you begin to daily do what it says. Start doing it today!

Be aware
Of Jesus
Right there
Now where
You are.
Then connect
With Him
Thru prayer
And share
His presence
With others.

Worship music
Is everywhere
But passionately flowing
Heart-felt worship is rare.

Let heart-felt worship
Overflow everywhere
With joyous song
And Spirit-led prayer.

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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