Low-impact Christianity can be boring. Full-impact never is! Full-impact Christianity is more exciting and absorbing than any sport, music, addiction, or entertainment venue. Go Jesus!
Early Christianity was full-impact. It changed people (not thru politics) but by demonstrating the presence of the risen Jesus. Christianity as a weekly event has far less impact than Christianity as people daily allowing the risen Jesus to control and direct them.
Full-impact Christianity doesn’t dilly-dally with self-focus. It wholeheartedly follows and obeys the risen Jesus. Only when surrender and obedience to the presence of the living Jesus is the focus, will Christianity have its full impact.
Full-impact Christianity creates disciplined, obedient, and humble, yet joyful, Christ-followers, not just Sunday church attendees. It proclaims and demonstrates the ability of the living Jesus to transform human lives into love and holiness.
Full-impact Christianity doesn’t just honor Jesus the religious figure. It follows and obeys the inner Jesus, “Christ in you.”
The New Testament describes full-impact Christianity. Why should we settle for anything less? (If you don’t believe Christianity can be tremendously more life-changing than it is in Western countries, read the book of Acts.)
For full-impact Christianity, we must allow the risen Jesus to live in us and to align our opinions, desires, and feelings with His. The world needs to see full-impact Christianity–the kind that changes hearts, sets the captives free, and overflows with love.
Full-impact Christianity begins to manifest when Christians meet to all listen to the living Jesus and then let everyone present say and/or do what Jesus tells them to. Then people begin to realize that the living Jesus, who is present when we meet in His name, can run a church service all by Himself, if we would only let Him.
People loving their enemies and blessing those who curse them, is a powerful display of full-impact Christianity. We need more of it.
To follow Christ, you must focus on the inner Jesus, Christ in you in the now. You can’t follow Jesus in the past. Now’s the time. Jesus can organize and run your inner life to produce peace and joy. But He won’t take inner control of you, unless you surrender.