Some Christians ack like they think that the Gospels are Matthew, Mark, Lukewarm, and John. However, when you read the Gospels with an open heart, they’re on fire!
Lukewarm Christianity can’t satisfy a hungry heart, but the reality of the risen Jesus can. Lukewarm coffee and lukewarm Christianity both fall far short of what they could be.
Lukewarm Christianity likes to hear a message but lacks the interest and passion to get up and do it. However, exhortation without practical how-tos, hands-on training, practice, and accountability, seldom changes people’s lives. Sermons are incomplete (and inspire lukewarmness) until the hearers begin to daily do what they have heard. Complete sermons are very rare.
Lukewarm Christianity is like lining up for a race, hearing the starting gun, and then refusing to run. Lukewarm Christianity is also like watching the Food Channel. It’s a nice program but we don’t get to partake of the main course together.
Here’s the alternative to lukewarmness: When Christianity goes beyond preaching and begins to train and facilitate the group doing of the word, the power of God manifests. Biblical Christianity isn’t just hearing a sermon for awhile. It’s a daily, Spirit-led lifestyle.
Christians are called to focus on the everlasting, not on the never-lasting. If you let Jesus steer your heart, He’ll take it to beautiful and amazing places.
Search for: The Joy Of Early Christianity.