Why My Church Would Be Bigger Than Jesus’
“Last summer, I came to a shocking realization that I had to share with my wife: If Jesus had a church in Simi Valley, mine would be bigger.
People would leave His church to attend mine because I call for an easier commitment. I know better how to cater to people’s desires so they stick around.
Jesus was never really good at that. He was the one who said, “He who loves father or mother … son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me” (Matt. 10:37 NIV). I’m much more popular than Jesus.”
Francis Chan http://www.catalystspace.com/
This excerpt from Chan hit me like a brick to the face. Jesus would have a very difficult time competing with our churches unless He abandoned His original approach for attracting people. This may sound absurd to the What Would Jesus Do generation, but mostly because even though many wore the bracelets/tee shirts, most have little understanding as to what Jesus actually did or said.
So, why would Jesus have such difficulty competing with us?
The good news is that today Jesus would have a plethora of resources to help Him understand Millennials, how to be relevant, and how to create a more inclusive atmosphere.
But no matter, for Jesus to have a Church as big as ours, He would have to abandon many of His original methods for calling and keeping people… you know, like we did.
(If you enjoyed this article by Pastor Mike then click on the following link for more posts by him on his blog “The Stone Blog”, http://www.mylogos.info
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