When I started hanging out with the risen Jesus, I found going to church to be a regression from my daily experience with Him. Church, like the Bible Pharisees, seems to see the living Jesus as a threat to the human control of religion.
Church services are designed for lukewarmness, not for holy passion and spiritual fire. I find testimony (what the living Jesus is doing) to be far more powerful than ceremony (what we do to commemorate Him).
Church has tamed the resurrection of Jesus by presenting it as an annual Sunday morning lecture, tradition, and sentimentalism. It’s time to let the risen Jesus take control all year long! His Resurrection is nothing to be lukewarm about.
It’s important to know Jesus, not just as a point of information, but by personally experiencing Him day by day. Do you regularly hang out with the resurrected Jesus?
Here’s my handbook on how to daily experience and enjoy the risen Jesus: The Joy Of Early Christianity.