Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Chandler on Gospel in Bible Belt

I saw this on Gospel Driven blog.... and wanted to post it here. I hear what he is saying here and can relate 100%! I find all this to be so true of where we are in North Carolina as well. SOO many people I come across know enough (think they know about) about Jesus that they think they don't need to know more. but they only know *about* Him... but they don't KNOW Him. His love, grace, patience. The challenge is how to get all of us to be gospel-focused again. I like his idea of constantly contrasting how so many of us live and think to how Jesus lives & thinks from the Word. I think that getting churches to truly be gospel-focused is so challenging... because so many times - the leaders of churches across our country are not gospel-focused. How did these leaders get into these positions of leaders? So many of them are morality-focused; professional focused pastoring/success-focused; works-focused; religion-focused.... not Jesus & gospel-focused. Continue to open hearts to you Jesus. Give us more leaders that will focus on you and the Good News alone.



1 comment:

thekingpin68 said...

Hi Randi Jo,

SOO many people I come across know enough (think they know about) about Jesus that they think they don't need to know more. but they only know *about* Him... but they don't KNOW Him.

I have friends from Tennessee that have told me likewise. Somewhat because of this for several years they did ministry in Vancouver which is much less Christianized.