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Dangerous?

So which is it? Really? With so many people today  accusing the local church of failure to reach them….. is it really the local church?

Matt 22:14
14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Quoting Bernie Moore……

“The bible says that He takes us and He breaks us and He takes all the old junk that we used to carry around and then He then puts us back together and fills us with His life, His Holy Spirit, His love, His dreams, His goals, His desires, and then He turns us loose and feeds us to a sea of humanity that’s in need of the Gospel!  The question I ask you today is will you take part in this mission or will you quit and ring the bell when it gets tough and almost unbearable?  Will you stay with it, will you persevere, when others around you are dropping out of the race and screaming for you to do the same, will you listen to them or will you listen to that still small voice inside your heart that says “My yoke is easy and my burden is light”.  His grace is sufficient for any task or mission that stands in your way.  He says to us all, keep going, don’t quit; the world needs the message that’s alive in your heart!”

Matt. 16:24-25
“If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
The key for me….is it’s about you and I. It’s about each of us living out a dangerous faith in HIM and having a real relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ. Trusting HIM in a dangerous, even perilous way. However,  dangerous church  exists when 2 or more of us gather together in coffee shops, bars, work, and home. There we can  share all our brokenness, how screwed up we are, and even better….celebrate the supernatural “stuff” that God has done, is doing, and will do in the future.  It’s not the building, or Sunday morning experience, or even small groups…..it’s each of us living a dangerous faith daily. Praying, reading, learning and “living sent”.
Almost selfishly, it’s all about me….(and HIM)

-Tom

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