Neither Starbucks or Jesus likes lukewarm . . .

Lukewarm Christianity tends to scold people who are ice cold, stop those who are red hot, and entertain the rest. See Revelation 3:16

Cold Christianity ignores the living Jesus. Hot adores Him. Lukewarm bores the people in between. Hot Christianity is fired up! Cold Christianity is shut down. Lukewarm Christianity is toned-down.

Hot Christianity’s bold! Cold’s not. Lukewarm’s automated like an online bot. The more you breathe the air of lukewarmness, the harder it is to passionately follow and obey the living Jesus. Christ-followers are compelled to obey the risen Jesus, by the fire of His love burning in their heart, not by outward coercion.

Some people like lukewarm Christianity. Other people feel obligated to it. Some just tolerate it, while others search for red hot faith.

If you try to balance hot and cold Christianity, you become lukewarm. Perhaps it’s better to make a bold choice. Be hot!

If Starbucks served lukewarm, they’d lose their followers. Perhaps that’s why Jesus wants His disciples “hot or cold.”

Rejecting lukewarm Christianity, is a biblical concept (Revelation 3:16) that many people prefer not to hear about. It’s hard to clearly see our own lukewarmness in times of normalcy, but disruption often releases fresh insight to those who are open to it.

Christian spirituality is much deeper than sociality, because it involves direct interaction with Jesus and Spirit-prompted interaction with others. Christians tend to memorialize Jesus as historical, but often neglect to remember and surrender to Him as present and living.

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
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