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If Jesus Stopped by…


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…

 

3 comments on “If Jesus Stopped by…

  1. Hi PJ,
    Thanks for blogging as you do. I always enjoy your posts. (:
    Agree with the comment anonymous made 5 yrs ago. True that.
    Wonder if Jesus wouldn’t ask whether we love our neighbors and enemies with the same love with which He loved us. Don’t think He’d end with music; however, I can’t help but think that everyone in the congregation would leave singing psalms and praising God in their hearts. Those are definitely good ques to ponder! Thank you and original Anonymous for sharing on things that are mightily important to our walk on this earth. God Bless! ~Brenda

    • Thanks Brenda,

      I can’t help but think that everyone in the congregation would leave singing psalms and praising God in their hearts.

      What a wonderful picture that brings to my mind…Praise God!:-)

      Yes, i agree with anonymous too.

      I’ve also wondered if our Lord would start His sermon with words similar to those spoken to the Church at Laodicea in Revelation:

      “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent…”

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