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

Thoughts from God (are common)

God is able to put thoughts in your mind. Ideas about God aren’t enough. Learn to recognize the thoughts that He sends you. Thoughts that nudge you toward goodness, kindness, peace, and patience aren’t from yourself. They’re thoughts from God. … Continue reading

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The myth that modern society “follows the science”

We can’t “follow the science” and follow our feelings, desires, and opinions at the same time. When we, humans don’t like something, we tend to default to our opinions about it instead of pursuing the truth about it. Since our … Continue reading

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Optimize what beautifies your life

Negative emotions are optional. You have the opportunity to opt out of them by optimizing your optimism. A profound purpose produces passion and persistence. Do you have a compelling reason to live joyfully? Think of something positive and helpful that … Continue reading

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Bible “overseers” are supposed to be like officials in football

I believe the Bible shows that Christian leaders should monitor and give humble oversight to worship gatherings, not dominate or control them. When Christians meet without the freedom to say and/or do what Jesus tells the to, the Spirit will … Continue reading

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It’s time to move beyond skin color to joyful heart connection!

No matter the color Of the chin I love to see kind faces Radiating love from within! History’s big color-lie That’s far too slow to die Says, “The darker the skin, The less valuable Is the person within.” It’s time … Continue reading

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Experiencing God’s circuitry (wired for glory)

When “Christ in you”Connects withChrist in me,We experienceGod’s circuitry. An incomplete inner connectionBetween you and GodProduces a short-circuited life. No matter how long you preach to loose lightbulbs, without a live connection they’ll stay dark. The body of Christ begins … Continue reading

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Prayer-orities for your sound system

“Prayer-oritize” your life. “Seek first the kingdom of God.” Make staying connected with “Christ in you” your number one “prayer-ority.” If listening to Jesus isn’t a top “prayer-ority” for you, you might think that He’s not speaking to you. Where … Continue reading

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Jesus on the inside is shocking!

Christ in you should be like an electric current continually flowing from within you. If you were trained to make and maintain direct connection with “Christ in you,” you’d overflow with His presence! If you’re not aware of Jesus doing … Continue reading

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Zombie heart or living heart?

To be alive on the outside but dead on the inside is to be an inner zombie. It reveals a need to be born from within. Let your heart come alive! Hearts, passionate about Jesus, radiate like red hot lava, … Continue reading

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33 3ff3ctiv3 ways to innovat3 & improv3 your lif3

33 effective ways to innovate and improve your life: 1) Cultivate a better attitude. 2) Rotate your schedule. 3) Renovate your thinking. 4) Investigate something positive. 5) Meditate on good things. 6) Activate your goals. 7) Facilitate a new friendship. … Continue reading

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