They’re not my thoughts but they hold a certain resonance for me and hopefully will for you. We do an awful lot of stuff as church and it’s important stuff but in doing the stuff let’s make sure we don’t forget why we’re doing it. In all the clutter let’s not bury Christ…
It’s not about buildings or systems or programs.
It’s not about apps or branding or design.
It’s all about Jesus-following Him, loving Him and learning to walk the way He walked.
And when we say it’s all about Jesus, what we really mean is’
It’s all about what Jesus did for us; He gave us all full access to God.
Pointing us to His Father God, His gift of life, His creation, His son, His sacrifice, His way, His truth, His life.
Ultimately it is his Church.
If you forget everything else, remember this, keep it simple.
Follow the example of Jesus.
Who lived a simple life;
Told simple stories;
Sat and ate with people, every kind of person;
Encouraged His followers to travel light;
And when challenged about what was the greatest commandment, He simply said,
‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength and all your mind’ ’and ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’’ Luke 10:27
Jesus is WHY the church does what it does. It’s only through Him that we can see families made whole, relationships healed, broken hearts restored and lives and communities transformed.