If you could say one thing to the church, what would it be?
If I could say one thing to the church, what would it be?
I've written many articles about the church, hoping and expecting revival to come.
Too many people have a negative impression of the church.
It's too controlling...
It's too judgmental...
It's too greedy...
A negative impression does not mean only one side is at fault.
We all need to change.
We all need to repent.
We all need God's grace.
But for the sake of the lost, I want to see revival come to the church.
I want to see lost souls hear and receive the gospel of salvation.
I want to see new believers equipped and trained to walk like Jesus.
I want to see young leaders expand their vision and step into their calling.
I want to see older leaders raise up a new generation with the same burden to reach the lost.
I want to see revival in my own heart, that I would have a part of what God does in our midst.
I want to see a supernatural unity that doesn't sacrifice the callings of others.
I want to see a church with the reputation that with God all things are possible.
If I have to be the first to change to see it, then I'll be the first on my face crying before God in repentance.
I am not the answer.
I don't have the answer.
I won't become the answer.
Jesus is the answer.
If there's one thing I want to say to the church, it's this...
Don't forget about your head.
Give the people Jesus in all his fullness and confusion and suffering and glory.
Give us the real Jesus, the one who walks on water and heals the sick.
The Jesus who makes a whip and the Jesus who cries after losing a friend.
Give us the Jesus who calmed the storm and forgave the prostitute.
The Jesus who told us to eat his flesh and drink his blood and the Jesus who said he is the way, the truth, and the life.
Give us the Jesus who scared away crowds with hard sayings and watched the rich young ruler walk away from him.
The Jesus who touched the leper and the Jesus who spoke only what he heard the Father say.
Give us the Jesus who is the resurrection and the life, the bread that came down from heaven, the giver of living water, the light of the world, the good shepherd, the Messiah, the Son of the living God.
The Jesus who never leaves you and never abandons you.
He is worthy to open the scrolls telling the end of all things.
He died for our sins and was raised up to sit at the right hand of God.
He is coming again to judge the living and the dead.
We wait for him, the one through whom all things were created and all things have their being.
We long for Jesus in all his fullness.
Jesus is the head of the church.
Present him as he is, with both revelation and truth.
Make your home in Christ.
And then witness the Christ to the lost world.