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

Bubbles are distracting (and empty, too)

Bubble Voices If you let What’s said from without Make you doubt What your conscience Says within you, It will reroute Your life Downhill. Denial is an ongoing series of bubbles (designed to hide the truth). Reality continually pops them. … Continue reading

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Christian unbelief in the resurrection of Jesus

Religious ceremonyWithout living testimonyIs like eatingPlain macaroni. A lack of believe that Jesus is alive, present, and speaking to them, causes Christians to rely on religion, ceremony, and sermons. Pure water and pure thoughts are more refreshing than murky ones. … Continue reading

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It’s insightful to compare slavery and abortion

Abortion today carries on much of the legacy of American slavery, claiming complete rights over other human lives. With a closer look, slavery and abortion look like cruel twins (fraternal, not identical), but many people find the similarities between slavery … Continue reading

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Freedom of speech includes the fuller story of American history

We can displaceThe idea of raceBy taking timeTo eraseThe linesThat divide us. There are many ways that the human race can be divided into categories. Skin color may be the most illogical one. Freedom of speech includes the right to … Continue reading

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When temptation wins, you lose.

A good person never gives in to temptation. I don’t think there’s anybody on the planet who lives that way. When temptation wins, you lose. Any temptation you don’t overcome, overcomes you. Wrongful desire is temptation. It’s not identification. Desire … Continue reading

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If the Son is risen, let’s meet to let Him lead us!

Attending a Sunday showAbout JesusIsn’t the sameAs gatheringTo go with His flow. Water that doesn’t flow becomes stagnant and unpleasant. So do Christians who don’t let Jesus continually flow thru their heart. If church belongs to Jesus, why don’t we … Continue reading

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Do prenatal human lives matter?

Confusing question:If prenatal human life doesn’t matter, why do doctors offer prenatal care? Follow the science:Prenatal human life obviously begins at conception. Connectivity:Lack of respect and compassion for prenatal human life devalues all human life. Perspective:There is much focus on … Continue reading

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Let life drive you to think. Your mind doesn’t belong in a parking garage.

If you don’tVerify,It’s easyTo believeA lie andBe deceived. CertaintyWithout proofRemains aloofFrom truth. Truth isn’t your birthright.It must be sought,Not inheritedFrom your culture. Before you declareAn assumption,Make sure that it’s notMere presumption. Before you believe somebody, examine their character, their motives, … Continue reading

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Whew! Spontaneous Christianity’s amazing, y’all!

My wife and I just had a married couple, who really love Jesus, over for dinner and we saw the Spirit lead. We ate, shared testimonies, laughed, prayed, danced, took communion, prayed more, laughed more, repeatedly saw the gifts of … Continue reading

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If Luther could criticize church, why can’t we?

Any condemnation that has come on you for sincerely questioning a pastor, is not from God. Be healed and be free to follow Jesus. Martin Luther criticized church (and is honored for it today). Honest criticism of church is often … Continue reading

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