Alarming multitudes of disillusioned, disappointed and discouraged people are leaving the church.
Not just the young, but all ages.
PEOPLE NEED TO ENCOUNTER GOD WHEN THEY GO TO CHURCH!
Otherwise, church becomes a social structure of “do’s” and “don’ts.”
A place where people learn a “system” of behavior that supposedly pleases God…
This system, when performed right, certainly pleases head pastors and church leaders, but has nothing to do with actually pleasing God. Or, knowing Jesus.
Church can become a human structure of performance, void of the living-breathing, life-transforming presence of the Holy Spirit.
We need God. Present. Healing. Transforming our lives. We need to feel and understand God loves us. Not only in words taught from the pulpit, but in and through God’s tangible presence working in and through His people.
The Business of Church? Or Jesus?
Church, without God’s presence, is business as usual. Boring. Irrelevant. Predictable. People going through the motions of what’s expected. No questions allowed. No rocking the boat of status quo.
Church business teaches the traditions and philosophy of men, which, make the Word of God of no affect (Mark 7: 7-9, Col 2:8).
Jesus not only rocked the boat of man’s traditions – He bypassed it all together and walked on water!
Jesus was the living embodiment of doing things God’s way, not man’s. The Kingdom of God, burst into the earth in Technicolor through Jesus.
Water turned to wine! The dead raised! Lepers cleansed! The blind see! The deaf hear!
Church should NEVER be boring!
The clock of human history stopped and started over with the birth of Jesus. B.C. – (Before Christ) became A.D. – anno domini, which is Latin for; In the year of Our Lord.
People need to encounter this world-stopping Jesus! Not church business as usual. Continue reading