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!

Can we hamper God?

God’s glory manifests where there’s deep spiritual hunger. Deep spiritual hunger grows where great brokenness is embraced with humility and grace. Preachers say, “Listen to me tell you about Jesus,” but you can listen to Him. When we try to … Continue reading

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TWLTJ — Talk With & Listen To Jesus

Hello, Jesus,It’s me.I justWant to sayThank youFor listeningTo me todayAnd for showingMe Your Way. You can talk with Jesus anytime. Have an open and honest conversation with Jesus now. TWLTJ — Talk With and Listen To Jesus. TWLTJ insights transform … Continue reading

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Make room for Jesus to

Make room for Jesus.Unblock His wayThen go and doWhatever He may say. When there’sNo room in the inn-Er partOf your heartFor the risen JesusTo reign as King and Lord,Any Christianity expressedIs only nominal. Sermons without discipleship produce a sentimental Christianity … Continue reading

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A Jesus Freak isn’t a “freak of nature” but of the supernatural

If you continually follow and obey the living Jesus with all your heart, society will see you as a freak. A Jesus Freak isn’t a freak of nature, but someone who is being radically transformed by the risen Jesus in … Continue reading

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When faith transcends a one-man audible

When the Bible prophet, Elijah, challenged the people of Israel to follow God, “The people said nothing.” That sounds much like how Christianity is presented today. A preacher challenges the congregation to follow God, but the people say nothing except … Continue reading

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Megachurch pastor’s message stops an inner-city ministry

A mighty megachurch pastorPreached a message proclaimingThat all his member’s tithesBelonged to his churchAnd that God didn’t want themTo be given anywhere else.One married couple was saddenedBecause they were givingOne week of their titheEvery monthTo a small local inner-city ministryThat … Continue reading

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God’s holy fire (Mt Carmel to Emmaus to you)

Our watered-down heartsNeed to be set ablazeBy the living wordsOf the risen JesusSo that theyBurn within usLike they didIn the brothersOn the roadTo Emmaus,Red-hot,Not luke-warm.Be like Elijah.Ask God for heart-fireAnd let it make youA living sacrifice–A spreader ofGod’s gloryEverywhere you … Continue reading

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Christ-followers are called to glory today, not just in Heaven

True glory is the presence of God. God’s splendor, majesty, might, brightness, awesomeness, perfection, and holiness so infinitely transcend human comprehension and belief that when we glimpse them (even faintly), we stand undone in amazement and call it His glory. … Continue reading

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Religious transaction vs. heart-interaction with God

Christianity asHeart-expressionIs different thanChristianity asAn organization. Transactional religion is mind-based analysis built on human logic and reasoning. It tends to be cold, calculated, and contained. Analytical theology (the study of God and His revelation in the past–scholasticism) is transactional. (Our … Continue reading

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The Reformation was incomplete. Transformation needed!

Reformation changes “form” (behavior, structure, appearance, and/or organization). Transformation goes beyond “form” to presence (“with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord”). It changes the heart–the inner essence. 500 years ago, the Reformation made some changes in the “form” … Continue reading

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