We Need Christ
Christ is needed in this hour. An Indian philosopher named Bara Dada once said, “Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians, you are not like him.” This quote may be offensive to many Christians, however, if we are honest with ourselves there has been a time or two when we didn’t quite represent Christ as we should have. We are needing Christ in our lives more than anything else. In this modern day, we seem to have forgotten our purpose as Christians. We seem to have put the pattern of Christ’s life on the back burner. Do we think that all our programming and church politics will get the job done? Have we convinced ourselves that we can be Christians without having Christ? How absurd! To be a Christian without Christ is like being a fish without water!
We simply cannot reach the lives of broken men and women without the spirit and life of Christ! No amount of programs can reach into the hearts of men and change them. No amount of proper theological genius can fix humanity. We need the humble, loving, caring spirit of the carpenter from Galilee, we need Christ!
Our Purpose in the Church
We have given the world a smorgasbord of Christianity in this day. Many are offended at the church world and choose to stay away. What we need is to get back to Christ and keep Christ in our Christianity! We need to get back to the things that matter, things like reaching the lost, preaching the Gospel, tending to the hurting and broken, being peacemakers, and most importantly patterning our lives after Jesus Christ. Luke 4:18-19 Go to the bible and follow his life, look at his reaction to sinners, read about his disdain for religious hypocrisy, follow him down the dusty road to Samaria and carry his burden for the lost!
We know how to have church, we know how to sing beautiful songs about Jesus, we know how to move the masses in and out of our churches. Do we know how to preach the gospel to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, to help the spiritually blind recover their sight, and to set at liberty them that are bruised? No, the world doesn’t just need Christians it is needing Christ!