Author Archives: Steve Simms

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!

Google Jesus

If the presence of the risen Jesus isn’t continually surging from within you like rivers of living water, you’re missing out on “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” To present Jesus as stuck in history, in Heaven, or in … Continue reading

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Life surrounded by screaming screens

Humanity todayIs surrounded byConstant distractionsAnd ungodly attractions.Phones, TVs,Music, moviesAnd sin-filled screensThat scream,“Look at me!”Sometimes that’s allWe can hear or see.O, me!How will we ever“Behold the Lamb of God”?How can we be“Dead to sin,”When we live inFocused attention on itAnd let … Continue reading

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The beautiful soundtrack of heart-felt Christianity

Let the living Jesus breathe On the wind chimes In your heart And play beautiful music That fills you with joy. The soundtrack of biblical Christianity is the voice of “Christ in you, the hope of glory” continually prompting you … Continue reading

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Humanity’s greatest fear?

Fear is not final. It can always be resisted. When you’re feeling fear, fight it until it flees. Fear is an opportunity to show courage. Without fear courage isn’t necessary. The fear of letting people see what’s truly going on … Continue reading

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Fear closing your heart to the risen Jesus and missing out on His mercy.

Words from the mind ramble on. Words from God’s Spirit roll with revelation like waves from Heaven. The inner release of Christ’s rushing rivers will cause your heart to runover with joy. Let God’s Spirit reveal to your heart the … Continue reading

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Theology matters but the living present Jesus matters most!

Reality isWe don’t have a clueUntil we look at lifeFrom God’s point of viewAnd let Him be the glueThat holds us together. “Knowledge puffs up.” Studying theology without actively embracing the presence and humility of the living Jesus can easily … Continue reading

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The ignored heart disease

There’s a terminal heart illness that medical science ignores. “The wages of sin is death.” The sickness of sin hardens the human heart and separates it from hope. Guilt is a major symptom of the sickness of sin. If you’ve … Continue reading

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Biblical Christianity isn’t a theater. It’s a gym.

I was lying in bed from four this morning with a powerful thought running through my mind over and over. I was frustrated because I just wanted to go back to sleep. Suddenly these words came strongly into my mind. … Continue reading

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To purr with inner impurities is to cat nap in a cage.

All human societies are full of mental and emotional pollution. It requires wisdom is to be aware of it and to avoid it. To turn off your mental and emotional filter is to welcome pollution into your thoughts, feelings, and … Continue reading

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Demonstrating Jesus is powerful!

If you’ll observeWithout analysisYou’ll see muchThat your brainCan’t explain. Wonder dies when you over-analyze. Keep your heart open to awe and wonder! Inner healing is openhearted. Closed hearts rarely recover from their loss of peace. Our collapsing culture needs actual … Continue reading

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