A friend sent me a video the other day, poking fun at the way our culture “Does” church. At first I thought it was really funny, because it was so true to life.
But the more I watched, the more saddened I became, because we’ve almost made Jesus fit our image or style rather than allowing Him to simply live in us and work through us.
I watch on various websites as pastors and their staff strive to create relevance through technology when in fact I think the old model of church is our model not necessarily God’s.
When you get outside that system, and separate yourself from the program and the performance, you get a clearer picture of how it looks to those on the outside.
Jesus will never be relevant. He’s not going to be popular. Following Him is not attractive or easy or manageable or going to make my life look better.
Jesus isn’t a program. He’s not a lifestyle. He’s not someone you can put on He’s someone you put into your life. Jesus is not a three-point sermon or a self-help book.
Jesus is a relationship and I think it’s time we start acting like it.