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 co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We 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 called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP

Cancel-history hides much truth & calls it CRT

When some historyIs considered off limitsAnd kept in mystery,We’re being contradictoryTo the truth. The historyWe won’t faceEnslaves us toA limited and distortedView of our past. Cancel-historyOnly tellsOne sideAnd stiflesThose whoTry to tellThe fuller story. The parts of American historyThat are … Continue reading

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Many claim Christianity, but what is it?

Until Christ is living in and demonstrating His love through those of us who claim to be Christians, we’re falling far short of our name. Christianity’s not about Wanting to oppose, Or to impose Your will on people. It’s not … Continue reading

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Whoever “is believing” in Jesus

I was shocked to read the words, “everyone who is believing in Him may not perish,” as I read John 3:16 in the Literal Standard Version of the Bible (a word by word, literal translation). Most translations I’ve read use … Continue reading

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Time for a Spirit-led test drive

Test drive the Bible. Read it with an open heart and notice what it does inside you. If you never test drive your spirituality and experience Jesus behind the wheel, you’ll never know what He can do. The living Jesus … Continue reading

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I am (human), therefore I think

If you truly “know yourself” (your weaknesses and your strengths), you know all people, for though we disagree, we’re all basically the same. Compassion connects us. Conflict corrupts us. Your consciousness can be controlled. You can focus your awareness on … Continue reading

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“My truth” & “your truth” don’t = reality

Opinions + feelings + desires rarely add up to truth. Opinionoids aren’t factoids. When your opinions differ with truth, it’s not a bad idea to change them. Our opinions are like muddy windows. We seldom see clearly through them. If … Continue reading

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Ready? Set? Go! (Putting T-day 2021 into action)

Thanksgiving is an action–a behavior, not a feeling. Join me in giving thanks today. (Tell God, “Thank You” in the comments section of this post.) Thank You, Jesus, for being so real in my life and for demonstrating Your presence to … Continue reading

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Before you read, read this . . .

We can distress With negative books, Drift without books, Or progress With positive books. Without fuelA car won’t go.Without uplifting wordsHope won’t grow. Uplifting words,ReadAnd reread,Can graduallyStraighten outYour head. What you read matters. It has consequences in your life for … Continue reading

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My invisible friend

As a child, I tried to have An invisible friend But couldn’t make it work. As an adult, Jesus has effortlessly been My invisible friend For 50 years. Search for: The Joy Of Early Christianity

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Many Christians fear atheists, but ego-theists may be a greater danger

Atheism denies God. Ego-theism sees God as a way to feel good and boost self-esteem. Ego-theism acknowledges God’s existence, but keeps self in the driver’s seat. Much religion is ego-theism. It’s designed to protect human pride, not to overcome it … Continue reading

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