Reality Check: Would Jesus come to your church?

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Recently, we challenged the Youth with a question – What if YOU were the church?

What if the entire church was just like you – had the same faith, same prayer life, same bible reading, same soul-winning, same attendance, same service…would it be a place you would want to be?
would Jesus feel welcome?

 

In the book of Revelation (ch 2-3), Jesus writes some letters to some churches. Churches just like ours. Full of people just like us.

ephesus – “cheater christian” you have left the one that you first loved, Me

pergamos – “feel-good christian” you live in the world and like the worldly false church instead of My true church

thyatira – “thrill seeker christian” you allow the fleshly desires to control you

sardis – “zombie christian” you play the part well, but I know you are really a dead on the inside

laodicea – “flip-flop christian” you are making me sick because you won’t be consistent, you know the Truth but won’t choose it

smyrna “struggling christian” you’re living in an environment that doesn’t like or understand your “church” thing, much less your faith

philadelphia – “going places christian” you think you are weak, but you have been faithful to Me anyway, I have opened opportunities for you and will be with You

WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

Before you answer, make sure you realize just WHO is asking this question. Get a vision of this (Rev 1:910-18) and THEN answer:

  • HE WHO HOLDS THE 7 STARS IN HIS RIGHT HAND
  • HE WHO WALKS IN THE MIDST OF THE 7 GOLDEN CANDLESTICKS
  • THE FIRST & THE LAST
  • HE WHO WAS DEAD BUT IS NOW ALIVE
  • HE WHO HAS THE SHARP TWO EDGED SWORD
  • SON OF GOD WHO HAS FLAMING EYES & FEET OF BRASS
  • HE THAT IS HOLY, TRUE, HAS KEY OF DAVID
  • THE FAITHFUL & TRUE WITNESS
  • THE AMEN

 

Adapted from the book Forgotten God (Chan, p91).