What’s your threshold of naivety?
–I believe in being naive about some things. To choose to be naive about certain things can relieve anxiety, stress, and deception and help you achieve inner peace and contentment, by closing the door of your mind and heart to evil. The knowledge of evil opens us up to the influence and torment of evil. To be entertained by evil is the beginning of entrapment and entanglement by evil.
–If your hope has died, perhaps you have left the threshold of naivety. “You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” –Genesis 2:17
–The living, resurrected Jesus Christ can restore you to innocence. “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,” –Romans 8:1
Your choice of lifestyle matters!
–Some lifestyles produce pain, discouragement, depression, frustration, anxiety, guilt, and/or shame.
–One lifestyle produces love, joy, peace, patience, contentment, hope, and self-control — the lifestyle of daily following and obeying the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. One person actively following and obeying the living, resurrected Jesus is much more effective than 1,000 people passively sitting and listening to a sermon about Jesus.
Can you predict church?
* People in rows focused on the front; A welcome from a platform; Announcements; Some singing; Offering; Sermon; Closing song; Benediction.
–When ordinary people are free to follow and obey Jesus in a meeting, church becomes unpredictable and exciting!