Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"It's Jesus Or Nothing", by Pastor Kevin Lynch

I've labored over this message this morning and finally...

I have to allow the Word to speak.

John 14:6 (Amplified Bible)

"Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me."

There are some people who are just not going to get there from where they are right now.

They are not going to get there using their road map.

Their TomTom needs a tuneup. Their Garmin is garbage. Their NorthStar needs to be replaced by the Morning Star.

That saddens me more than anyone but Jesus could ever know.

It shatters me. It leaves me in pieces.

I'm not sure I can measure up to Jesus in searching for the one lost sheep.

That's because it's never just one.

It's those who can't say "Jesus or nothing."

There's too much "Something else and maybe Jesus."

There is really nothing besides Jesus.

It's a constant.

Remove Jesus from the equation and there is much less than zero.

There it is.

All - Jesus = << 0 (double "less than" sign signifies "Double less than zero")

What's your equation for life today?

Whatever + Jesus = Maybe?

We at Real Life Church say, "You + Jesus = Real Life".

"Real Life" not being church membership, but real living because Jesus is a part of you.

Are you "all in" as far as Jesus is concerned?

Or is He just an ideal? A philosophy? An after summer replacement?

It's THE question of the ages my friends. There is no more important one.

It begs to be answered today.

Luke 11:23 (Amplified Bible) Jesus speaks...

"He who is not with Me [siding and believing with Me] is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me [engage in My interest], scatters."

Who are you gathering with today? What are you gathering today?

Keepin' it Real,

Pastor Kevin <><

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