Ongoing Bible-based experiential Christianity

It’s time for ongoing Bible-based experiential Christianity. The passive Sunday spectator version doesn’t seem to be working very well!

The miracle of Bible-based experiential Christianity drives out despair and replaces it with inner healing and joy. Spectator Christianity has little to offer other than a religious show, but Bible-based experiential Christianity abounds with hope and power!

The New Testament isn’t a systematic set of teachings like the Old Testament laws. It is testimonies and accounts and words of encouragement, exhortation, and explanation from Spirit-led people who lived out ongoing experiential Christianity and filtered their experiences through the Scriptures to avoid demonic deception.

Here’s hope for the “burning house” of our culture: I woke up today with this poem being written on my heart:

Make room
For gladness . . .
Drive out
By greatly appreciating,
By always forgiving,
And badness
By deeply repenting.

Jesus has given us the right and the authority to cast out the inner demons that make us downcast and to refuse to let them torment or influence us again! He calls us to confess our sins, to experience God’s forgiveness and freedom, to go spread His love, and to sin no more as we let the Spirit ever lead us by God’s still small voice within our heart.

The purposelessness of our consumer culture is keeping multitudes of people downcast with discouragement, despair, and depression. Consumerism is meaningless. It never fully satisfies and always leaves people wanting more. Only the risen Jesus can satisfy a human heart.

Experiential Christianity
Is the hope of humanity.
It can overcome our vanity
And restore us to sanity
Much more effectively
Than mere churchianity.

Continually seek God’s face
And His amazing grace.
Let Him replace
Any hardness in your heart
With “Christ in you”
And remove every trace
Of pride and rebellion
As He leads you
By His pace
And not your own.
2 Chronicles 7:14.

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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