Reading over some old items I’ve saved through the years I came upon this link to a post from 2007 at Sermon Index: I wonder what a sermon from Jesus would sound like today?
If he walked into your Sunday morning service, what would He preach on? What would the title be? Would He need music at the end?: Would there be an altar call? Basically, how do you think his church service would be?
The question was interesting 5 years ago and for me, even more so today.
The first comment posted was by someone going by the name ‘anonymous’, and was pretty interesting:
I imagine He’d twist together a cat-o-nine-tails made of TV cables and computer mouse cords and rage through every megachurch on the West Coast of the U.S. – starting with the Crystal Cathedral and Saddleback… Then, once all the people were out, He’d call down fire-breathing angels to set all those churches ablaze… Then, he’d walk the lower class neighborhoods of the world, among the poor and helpless wage-slaves and real slaves of the world and seek those who will love Him “in spirit and in truth”. He would wear blue jeans and a lumber jacket and His pierced hands might be a little dirty from all the dirty tires he helped change on His travels, the tears He wiped away from dirty faces, and the millions of times He placed His holy hands on the ground in concert with others to teach them submission…
He would speak gently to the unsaved sinners and convert many by love. He would turn His Word, as a fiery two-edged sword, on the modern pharisees (“churchian” hypocrites) who made big profits by His word, and performed many signs and wonders, yet failed to bear fruit. They wouldn’t recognize Him, of course, and would hate Him more than the atheists and secularists, when He razes Babylon’s religion to the ground…
But I could be wrong.
Wonder if we’d recognize Him today folks. Those who anticipated the Messiah’s appearing 2000 years ago didn’t. Wonder what He’d preach?
“The reason history repeats itself is that human nature is ever the same; Thus the one thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history” – (Leonard Ravenhill)
Just something that got me thinking today…