Thursday, November 29, 2012

5 Questions That Make Church People Uncomfortable


1. From what SPECIFICALLY did Jesus save you? A while ago, I talked to someone after church who was convinced that salvation didn’t necessarily bring life change. She was already a pretty moral person. If you don’t know what sin Jesus saved you from, you don’t know why you need salvation. Besides, we don’t like thinking about our own sinfulness.

2. Whom did you invite into relationship with Jesus this week? Even though this is the prime directive for Jesus followers (see Matthew 28:19-20), Christians (self-included) only find time for this activity on very rare occasions.

3. What needs do you have? Church people are pretty famous for not having any problems. We like to show up looking our best, and behaving our best and saying “fine” about thirty times when people as how we are. It’s strange that the one place on earth where we should wide open about how broken we are is the one place where it is socially inappropriate to admit neediness.

4. How can I pray for you to have victory over a besetting sin this week? :)

5. How has your time with God this week altered your life forever? The reason this is an uncomfortable question is because we would all say that we want God to regularly be altering our live in amazing ways… but most of us are pretty similar to the person we were two years ago.

 *picture from the ongoing adventures of ASBO Jesus

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