Heart-felt, unscrpited, Spirit-inspired testimonies are tremendously powerful. Encountering Christ together is more powerful than the best religious program. If Christ is in you let Him rise up & take over. You can’t casually look at the sun or the Son. Their light is overwhelming.
Highly programmed church services are the norm. We need some unprogrammed ones. Unscripted conversations with others are common, why not unscripted church? When we meet & let God be unprogrammed, He does amazing things!
Let’s let the risen Jesus be the director & leading actor when we meet in His name. Ekklesia lets the living Jesus chair the meeting! Wired or wireless, without a direct connection with the risen Jesus, we are spiritually offline. Having church without direct input from Jesus is like using a computer offline.
Perhaps churches need an unprogrammed, unscripted curriculum — an uncurriculum.We need “Spiriculum” – The Holy Spirit’s curriculum for your life (or for a church meeting). Jesus doesn’t want to be part of your life. He wants your complete surrender.
Christianity used to be shocking. Have we made it mundane? Today sermons often talk about Jesus like He’s not in the room ready to interact with us. Plug into God’s power source – the Holy Spirit. Let Him shock you! Continually live stream the risen Jesus on your mental screen (your brain tablet).
God’s like an electric current. When you touch Him you know it! Let’s make room in church for the power and spontaneity of the Holy Spirit! When Christianity became a Sunday show it set aside the Spirit’s spontaneity.
Church is too focused on religious information & not enough on spiritual formation. Religious entertainment is a poor substitute for the presence of the risen Jesus. Let living Jesus Christ consume your consciousness 24/7/365!
Today’s Christianity needs virtueal reality: lifestyles reflecting God’s virtue. The risen Jesus isn’t a faint flicker. He’s an all consuming fire! “Blood & Fire” – The Salvation Army’s recipe for spiritual success! The Salvation Army was built on total trust in the blood of Jesus and the biblical truths about Him, along with the fire of His Holy Spirit blazing uncontrollably in the hearts, outreaches, & meetings of the early Salvationists!
The key to happiness: Sweep self aside and focus on following & obeying the risen Jesus. Neither denying your guilt or “forgiving yourself” can replace turning to God for forgiveness. Don’t settle for religious information. God has spiritual transformation for you.