Some people assume that when I criticize church, I speak from church hurt but that’s not true. My views on church came from daily experiencing the reality, presence, and glory of the living Jesus, years before I ever experienced “church hurt.”
Faith isn’t a Jesus jersey for religious spectators to wear to Sunday games. It’s daily dependence on the risen Jesus. It’s not enough to hang Jesus’ artwork in your heart. Let Him live and work in there and do a complete remodel. The world today needs to see lab Christianity, not museum Christianity.
Non-church Christianity is growing. More and more Christ-followers are assembling together without the umbrella of a religious organization.
Christians need more than history lessons about Jesus — memories and stories about Him taught through lectures in a museum-like environment. We need the acute awareness of His actual presence that daily arrests our attention & awakens our heart to never-ending adoration of Him.
A church should be more than a nursing home for sinners and a museum for saints. A museum is a habitat for memories, but a church should create an environment for present day experiences with the risen Jesus. The purpose of remembering Jesus in the past is to motivate and empower us to continually experience Him in the present.\
If Jesus isn’t an active part of your daily life, a dab of Sunday religion won’t revolutionize your life. It’s frustrating to analyze the Bible, but when you internalize it and let it mingle with your heart, it’s lifechanging.
“Assembling yourselves together,” (Hebrews 10:25) is much more than being in the same room with other Christians while watching a religious program.
When Christians Are trained To freely verbalize Their love for Jesus They internalize His presence And awaken To His reality! You need to see Jesus With spiritual eyes Not just learn about Him In a religious museum. It's time to internalize The risen Jesus In the now! It's not enough To merely memorialize What He did In the past. Look at Jesus With eternal eyes Open your heart And internalize His presence. Church should be A lab that actively demonstrates The presence of Jesus, Not merely a museum That commemorates His earthly life.