“THEY LOVE JESUS BUT NOT THE CHURCH”

“People love Jesus, but they do not like te church.”

That is the way Scot started out his teachings on Wednesday night. According to Scot it is the result of the gospel the church preached and still preaches. The church preached a gospel where the only thing that mattered was a personal salvation and a personal arelationship with God.

According to George Barna there are 20 Million Christians in the USA in whose life the church plays no significant role.

Out of personal discussions with these people Dan Kimball came to the conclusion that there are 6 reasons why this is the case:

1. The churches have to much of a political agenda when preaching the gospel.

2. The church is way to judgemental.

3. The church is way to much about males and not enough about females.

4. The church is way to obsessed with homosexuality while ignoring other sins.

5. The church is arrogant about other world religions.

6. There are to many fundamentalists in the church who believe everything the Bible says litterally.

According to Scot, what the Bible teaches us about Mary, will help us to understand this and to share the gospel as the church has the Power of Pentecost to Share.

Mary will lead us to Jesus, to the cross and to the church.

1. Mary receives God’s plan – what a wonderful and fesh way to think about that amazing song Mary sang after hearing that she is going to be the mother of Messiah.

2. Mary struggles with God’s plan – God was not working the plan He shared with Mary, the way Mary thought He should work his (their) plan. (What I heard is that God sometimes shares His plan with us and then we think God is no longer involved in His plan and no longer the owner of the plan, and that He should stand back and allow us to work His plan for Him. ) In Mary’s life God is working His plan in spite of the fact that Mary is struggling with Gods plan.

3. Mary surrenders to God’s plan – and Mary becomes part of a community that will live out the the will of God in the Kingdom of God.

Listen to Scot teach on THE POWER TO SHARE.

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7 responses to ““THEY LOVE JESUS BUT NOT THE CHURCH”

  1. meermin

    Attie ek is baie lief vir GOD, en maak dit ook duidelik in my BLOG, die manier hoe ek ander mense hanteer! Ek is ‘n kind van GOD en glad nie skaam om dit te erken nie!!

  2. meermin: Ek is so bly om te sien dat daar meer en meer mense wat bereid is om na vore te kom en te sê: Ek het die Here God lief, maak nie saak wat wie sê of ink nie. Die punt wat ek glo Scot gisteraand aan ons probeer maak het is dat die kerk – bestaande uit onvolmaakte, of “broken eikos” soos hy dit noem – die manier waarop God in hierdie wêreld doen wat Hy wil doen. 50 gelowiges saam, kan meer vermag as 50 gelowiges op hulle eie. Alhoewel vandag se jong mense meer as genoeg rede het om nie van die kerk te hou nie, was daar nog nooit ‘n tyd in die geskiedenis van die kerk dat mense wat aan ‘n gemeente behoort foutloos was nie. Iemand het eenmaal gesê: As jy die volmaakte gemeente kry, moenie aansluit nie, want dan sal die gemeente nie meer volmaak wees nie.

  3. Sjoe! Ek was ‘n hele keer deur hierdie argument met van my vriende. Die cliche van ‘as jy in ‘n motorhuis staan maak dit jou nie ‘n motor nie’ kom by my op. Om net kerk toe te gaan maak mens ook nie ‘n christen nie- jy moet deel van die kerk word. Ons almal het nodig om deel van die gemeenskap van heiliges te wees.

  4. so lees ek in stilte… En is n Scot fan.

    Thx dat jy met ons deel Attie…

  5. Blixer – Hierdie man het my oë oopgemaak vir meer dinge as wat ek kan noem.
    Platterfuss: Ons het nie gedink die klank gaan so goed werk nie. Maar ek is bly as jy ‘n “fan” geword het.

  6. Anita du Plooy

    Attie, Ja dan dink ons ons weet nou alles en dan kom ‘n amerikaner en maak ons oe weer oop vir ander dinge. Ek kon nie wag om na die diens huis te te gaan en my bybel te gaan opsoek en highlights te maak nie. Ek het gisteraand so lank gelees dat ek later my ander bril moes gaan opsit het, steeds kon ek nie meer mooi fokus nie en toe kom ek agter dit is 12.30.Soms dink ek ek LEES net wat ek wil lees en kyk nie dieper nie.

    Ons is drie dames by my werk wat NG Bergsigers is en in die oggend dat “preek” ons vir mekaar as die humeure soms opvlam. Dan onthou ons mekaar aan “Die Kruis” en “Mary”. Dankie ook vir die preke wat ons kan luister, ek begin my dag met hulle.

    Groete in Jesus

  7. Terug pieng: CHRISTENE BUITE DIE KERK « Attie se koffietafel.

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