Thursday, October 05, 2006

Organic Church Quotes #2...

Here's our second quote. Read...react...comment away!

"The Church is a vibrant, authentic expression of Jesus' love and truth in this dark world, and with Jesus at the helm she is unstoppable! We should not be running from drug dealers and darkness. If indeed we really are the light of the world, we should be running toward the darkness witht ehunderstanding that we cannot be overcome by darkness. We should take the light and jam it right down the throat of darkness...

...Jesus said, "You are the light of the world" (Matt. 5:14). He didn't command us to shine. He didn't suggest that we be brighter. He said in effect, "You already do shine, you are a light-that is who you are!" He then added that a light is useless if it is placed under a pot or basket. A light should be placed on a lampstand so that it gives light to all the darkness surrounding it (Matt. 5:15)."

2 comments:

Drshaneknight said...

If you want to take a look at a church that did it right (ministry) take a look at Revelation Chapter 3 and study the church at Philadelpia. Even Jesus said they did it right.

dean said...

wow! how convicting THAT was. how many times have i been too intimidated to run toward the darkness because i feared for my well-being, or feared rejection or retribution. thats become one of my most fervent prayers these days... that i would not be fearful (for the spirit of fear doesnt come from God anyway!) i have a friend (a former youth from new orleans)who lives in lebanon, and his church has come under severe persecution. his response to that? "i count it a privilege to suffer for Christ." if we would just look at the possible "negative" consequences of taking our light into the darkness as a PRIVILEGE rather than a hardship... oh man!