An Hors d’Oeurves

Christianity is a revolution — even a rebellion — a rebellion against conformity to the spirit of the age. It was that way when Jesus first announced His Kingdom in Galilee and incited the ire of the Pharisees who presided over the status quo. It was that way when the early Christians rebelled against worshipping the Roman gods and chose to meet their fate in the Coliseum. It was that way when Martin Luther rebelled against the religious order of his day and reignited the revolution of faith. It’s that way today in China were a Christian revolution is rebelling against state sponsored atheism and growing exponentially. And the only hope for the American church is a passionate return to revolutionary Christianity that will spark a rebellion against secular materialism and comatose consumer Christianity.

The missing passion in the American church will not be recovered in a dumbed-down, made-easy, sold-cheap theme-park replica of Christianity. The passion will be recovered in a return to the hard Christianity that rocked the world 2,000 years ago.

Don’t look for short cuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life — to God! — is vigorous and requires total attention. -The Message (Matthew 7:13-14)

For every person who quits Christianity because they think it’s too hard, there’s probably a dozen people who are never attracted to Christianity because all they’ve ever seen is an easy-cheesy, half-hearted, comatose Christianity that they know is nothing but a religious charade for sissies which they find incredibly boring and unrewarding for its lack of challenge!

I double-dog-dare you to do this…

Rebel against the compromising soft spirit of this age!

Get off the easy-going interstate of listless living!

Turn off the TV in your head with its materialistic lies!

Choose the hard road of being a radical follower of Jesus!

Thunder on the mountain, rollin’ to the ground
Gonna get up in the mornin’, walk the hard road down
Some sweet day I’ll stand beside my King
I wouldn’t betray His love for any other thing


That’s an hors d’oeurves.

I’ll be serving the full course tomorrow morning at 9 & 11.

Let’s rock the world with a new revolution!