Stop playing with church’s rubber duckies. Instead, let Jesus’ rivers of living water flow from deep within you. It’s time to stop being bored with church! If you aren’t experiencing the risen Jesus in the service, go and find Him somewhere else.
Watching nature shows is no substitute for smelling the flowers. Hearing sermons is no substitute for tasting and seeing that God is good. Christianity’s not about how much you know about Jesus and the Bible. It’s about how surrendered you are to rest and flow in His presence.
Why settle for sitting in a back row in church. Instead, go to the living Jesus and take the front row at His feet! Enough of sitting thru church! It’s time to move the tassel and let the living Jesus graduate you into daily living in His presence.
Be a Jesus fan! Look away from religious hype and controlling churches and let Christ be the only celebrity in your life. The more you let love for the living Jesus overflow from your heart, the less you’ll be satisfied with hearing weekly talks about Him!
If you won’t drive tormenting demonic thoughts out of your mind and heart and have nothing to do with them, they will burn up your peace and joy. Let the living Jesus help you cast them out! Jesus can fill your heart with His presence and restore what’s dried up in you with His flourishing growth and fruitfulness.
Let the invisible Jesus be center stage on the church platform. No one else deserves that place!
Preachers, no matter how long you bore people with analytical preaching and teaching, you won’t reach their heart until you open up and show them yours. Preaching to and teaching people who aren’t hungry for God accomplishes little. Instead, testify and let them see Jesus at work in you.
You can teach church attendees about God’s living water, but you can’t make them drink. Instead, open your heart and show them Jesus working in you. Be vulnerable and let people see Christ at work in you. That will be more powerful than any sermon. It will warm their heart and make them hungry for God.
The risen Jesus needs to be front and center in church and not be set to the side for a sermon, a pastor, or a program. “God so loved the world . . .” We don’t need to confine our love to one group of people or put one nation first.