Here’s a little sneak-peak of my sermon this Sunday morning.
These videos won’t be shown, but they will certainly help you understand one of the biggest threats to Christianity in the West.
If you are a follower of Christ, a believer in His Word, then these videos should probably give you a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. Somewhere along the lines we have failed. I mean, people don’t even know their basic info about the Bible – much less how to make it all fit into one coherent story of creation and redemption!
And we like to think that it’s just those people over there. Well, take a look around next Sunday. How many folks actually bring their Bibles to class or worship? Of those, how many people actually open them and follow along?
Somewhere along the lines we’ve gotten confused. We want to read Colossians 3:16 like this:
Let the word of Christ dwell in red ink on paper bound in leather collecting dust on your shelf next to your Grisham novels.
Let the word of Christ dwell in pixels and bytes on your smartphone app that you only open so that people won’t think you’re playing Angry Birds during church.
But look what it ACTUALLY says:
Let the word of Christ dwell IN YOU richly as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom… – Colossians 3:16
You want to see change happen in America? You want the church to start impacting the world like we’re supposed to? You want to see Christians start living up to their namesake?
I believe we would see all this and more if we would unleash the power of the Word in our hearts and minds. Get in the Word and start changing the World.