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Evening Ponderings

November 2, 2015

It’s often said that sitting in church doesn’t make one a Christian anymore than sitting in a garage makes one a car. I agree.

I’d also venture that sitting on a couch watching a prosperity gospel “feel good” preacher, and calling it “getting my church on”, while eating breakfast and sipping coffee in one’s pajamas is really just a means of entertaining oneself while preparing to be a couch potato for the rest of the day while waiting for the football games start. If that’s one’s definition of “church”, then there’s some really bad theology being passed for the truth of what the Church is about.

One can’t lead from the couch and one can’t disciple sitting down. Might want to rethink what the difference of “fandom” vs “discipleship” actually is.

Being a fan is just a means to make some noise until your team hits a tough time or you get bored and need some new fad to entertain yourself. Being a Christian disciple means getting up, getting off the seat, and has action to it. Namely a bit of what James was talking about in James chapter 2 about giving more than lip service, doing good Christian works out of love and grace and not for any personal recognition (Ephesians 2:8-9 really doesn’t contradict James 2).

“God doesn’t need your good works, but your neighbor does.” – Martin Luther

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