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!

Demonstrating the reality of Jesus is powerful!

The Bible teaches that the Christian faith needs to be presented “with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.” (See 1 Corinthians 2:4-5.) Instead of using human … Continue reading

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What pastors can learn from dance instructors.

Dance instructors and disciple-makers find lecture to be ineffective. Instead, they demonstrate, involve people, and coach them. I believe that church would be much more effective at making Spirit-led disciples if pastors would teach like dance instructors instead of like … Continue reading

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It’s easy to jump into deceptive desires.

Think before you jump! Satanic suggestions often call and coerce us to jump into our desires, feelings, and thoughts — to throw off the God-given safety net of our conscience and satisfy self instead. As people caught in the fall … Continue reading

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There’s no reason to be spiritually deaf!

To make disciples is to train people to daily hear and obey the living Jesus. We desperately need disciple-making today. There’s no need for Christians to be spiritually deaf! 1) Receptivity? The most common reason people don’t hear God’s voice … Continue reading

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Don’t just sit in church. Get up and obey God’s Spirit!

Jesus out of the church box so He can rule and reign in your heart. Take the risk to hear and do what His Spirit is saying. Begin to notice and obey His inner promptings throughout the day. I propose … Continue reading

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When human efforts aren’t working

When human opinions and efforts aren’t working to solve society’s problems, it’s an indication that we need God’s supernatural help! Human performance often attracts human applause and praise, but it lacks the power of God. “Unless the Lord builds the … Continue reading

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Hierarchy’s high places

What’s proclaimed from the high places of human popularity and honor is often distorted by the effort to maintain the supposed dignity and distinction of those spaces. Truth is often twisted and distorted to support whatever will bring respect and … Continue reading

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Can society respect human life?

A society that produces people who are so evil that they will murder groups of strangers including children is sick! Lord, have mercy on us! Perhaps we can agree on this: People who want to kill a lot of people … Continue reading

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Unwanted compelling desires are bondage.

When you are being compelled by thoughts, feelings, desires, or habits that you don’t want, you are in bondage to something other than yourself that the Bible calls sin. If you are a slave to big sin or tiny sin, … Continue reading

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Who’s really in charge in church?

When Jesus is really the Head of His body: When JesusIs the Head,Christians let“Christ in you”Tell them whatTo say and do. When JesusIs the Head,Meetings areSpirit-ledAnd what isDone and saidIs promptedBy His presence. The Bible is like a Jack-in-the-box. When … Continue reading

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