Kamis, 29 September 2016

Just talk about Jesus?

A few years ago (when I still went to places to speak) someone came up to me during the morning break and said...

"Stop telling us what's wrong with church! Just talk about Jesus."

That sounds really spiritual, doesn't it?


It was really just an excuse to avoid reality and present a figment of this person's religious imagination - in other words...

"Just tickle my ears and tell me about a Jesus Who loves me and would never criticize my church so long as my heart is in the right place."

Well, the Jesus I know spent a great deal of time warning His disciples not to get sucked into a false religious system that claimed to represent God but actually led people astray.

For example, Jesus told them, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is HYPOCRISY."

Beware! Watch out!


Not just because the religious spirit will come against you.  It will.

But BEWARE because (if you aren't careful) you'll easily find yourself getting religious even while you think you're following Jesus.

Not very long after Jesus warned His disciples we see them arguing over who would be the greatest.

There you go!

That's how it happens - even to Jesus' own disciples!

People haven't changed, the problem hasn't changed, and Jesus hasn't changed.

Religion is the antithesis of Relationship.

So "telling you what's wrong" is a painful but necessary step towards telling you what's right.

I can't "just talk about Jesus" without also talking about the things that Jesus told us to watch out for.

Want to go deeper?

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Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 @ 7:00 P.M. Eastern (New York Time Zone)

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I am your brother,

Chip Brogden

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