(This was originally posted on June 2, 2009.)
I just wanted to share with you the coolest sentence (pretty crazy run on sentence though) that I've heard all day. I heard it while mowing my grass tonight listening to Rob Bell's series = Jesus Wants to Save Christians. This was Part 7 (I've only got 1 more talk to go in the 8 part series).
It's from a series back in the day but now there is a book of the same title (Jesus Wants to Save Christians = buy it HERE).
Anyway, here's what he said...
"By the way, a general rule of thumb - If
people who want nothing to do with God and are hostile to church and
are considered kind of on the margins... if they love being around you;
and very wound up religious people who think that they're right and
everybody else is wrong find you deeply disturbing and offensive... then
you're being like Jesus."
awesome. My prayer is for Jesus to help me live this way, help me live
like He did! So that the "party people"... the people who the other
church peeps don't like... wanna be around me.
That's our prayer at Ridge Church. That people who don't like church would come to our church and really like it... and that God would change their world!