Gereja merupakan organisme yang hidup dan bukan sekedar organisasi buatan tangan manusia. Gereja harus di mulai di rumah tangga kita masing-masing dan bukan sekedar aktivitas religius belaka namun bagian kehidupan sehari-hari. Gereja harus jadi terang dan garam di luar dinding gedung gereja. Sebab gereja adalah kita
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Is Jesus Enough?
Is Jesus Enough? by Chip Brogden
“After they had eaten, Jesus asked Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these other things?'” John 21:15
If Jesus was all you had, would Jesus be enough for you? Many
precious believers are in love with the things of the Lord, but they
are not in love with the Lord Himself. Many Christian workers and
ministers are in love with the Lord’s work. Almost without realizing it,
the work of the Lord becomes more important than the Lord of the work. There
prophets and teachers who hold words from God in higher esteem than the
God Who speaks the words they attribute as being from Him. People seek
these words and teachings. The more they receive, the more they want.
Before one word is digested they are craving another. They are seeking
“things” – words, prophecies, teachings, visions, dreams – but they are
not seeking the Lord Himself. Is Jesus enough? When
the saints gather together most of the activity is focused on “one
another”. This is important, but it is not the most important thing.
Fellowship is good: but is Jesus enough? Gatherings are good: but is
Jesus enough? Meetings are good: but is Jesus enough? Special speakers
and special music are good: but is Jesus enough? Even
with praise and worship it is possible to sing
“about” Jesus and not truly worship Jesus. With preaching and teaching
it is possible to talk “about” Jesus and not truly meet Jesus in what is
shared. In prayer it is possible to talk “about” our needs and never
actually commune with Jesus Himself. Among
Christians I have discovered something. There is Jesus, and then there
are all the things ABOUT Jesus that are NOT Jesus. Jesus Himself
occupies only a small portion of what is
said and done in Christian circles. Most of what is said and done is
merely ABOUT Jesus, but it is NOT Jesus...