May like to hear it,
Is no substitute
In the Spirit.
I want to walk
In the Spirit.
Churches claim to be part of the body of Christ. If that’s so, they need to let the living Jesus take the literal role as the actual Head and leader of His body. On the organizational chart for the body of Christ every member is connected directly to the Head (not so for churches).
I want church to actually show me the presence of the risen Jesus. Instead, it just gives me a show about Him.
Programs and methods make Christians trust in programs and methods, instead of trusting in the living, resurrected Jesus. Rather than acting like “Christ in you” is “the hope of glory,” most Christians act like that’s just a theological myth.
Every time we program and run a Christian meeting, we’re proclaiming that we don’t believe that Jesus can lead it by Himself. A human-led meeting can’t teach people how to let Jesus lead a meeting. We learn that by actually letting Jesus lead us.
We don’t need experts in explaining Christianity. We need people who will actually listen to and humbly obey the risen Jesus. Theological explanations, without real life, heart-felt, Spirit-led demonstrations, accomplish little.
The function of New Testament “overseers” is to prevent God’s Spirit from being “quenched” in a meeting. However, if a meeting is programmed to quench (or ignore) the Spirit, overseers have no job. That’s why, in the traditional idea of church, the concept of overseers has been replaced by a one-man leader who controls and directs the meeting.
Preachers wear me out. They keep telling people what and how to do, over and over, and then send them home without letting them do it. When a preacher writes a sermon, he trusts his notes to help him deliver it. If he speaks from the heart, he has to trust in Jesus.
The Bible says to “wait on the Lord.” Instead, Christians are trained to passively sit and wait on a pastor to spoon feed them. If Jesus is actually living and working inside of you, focusing on and obeying Him is far more powerful than hearing a talk about Him.
Many Christians show more passion and enthusiasm for their favorite basketball team than they do for Jesus. What’s up with that?
How many How-to talks Does it take Before Christians Begin to Meet to Actually do What they're Being taught How to do? Whew!