Christianity that’s out of sync with the risen Jesus morphs into self-ianity. For Christians to be in sync with each other, we need to hear and obey the Spirit and humbly and honestly open our heart to each other.
To present Christianity in a way that bores people (or puts them to sleep) is a terrible disservice to the living Jesus. When Christianity is presented as bland-man’s-bluff, it lacks the fiery passion and joy of the New Testament Christ-followers.
To go thru the motions of life, without excitement, enthusiasm, and high hope, tends to make people bland. When church went bland, it laid aside the excitement of the resurrection and settled into talks, ritual, tradition, and commemoration.
You can’t fully sink into and soak in God’s love if your unwilling to be in sync with His will. (Guilt will hold you back.)
Live in sync with Jesus; stay in step with the Holy Spirit. If you’re not in sync with your conscience, you’re not aligned with Jesus. Repent means to realign.
Pentecost is now. It’s not an annual thing. Let the Holy Spirit live in and thru you 24/7/365. Mysticism meets God’s majesty. Theology talks about it.
Perhaps preachers shouldn’t fear the people of God, but train them and allow them to testify during worship gatherings. Instead, too many Christians have been trained to be afraid to explore their own ability to hear the Holy Spirit and to understand the Bible. If church is your spiritual floor, that’s fine; if it’s your spiritual ceiling, something’s out of line.
Biblical Christianity isn’t about winning political battles. It’s about following and obeying Jesus and humbly serving others.