Approach With Confidence
“Churchianity” is a term coined by Michael Spencer (author of Mere Churchianity) which describes a thinking related to elevating church culture above actually following the Risen Jesus. Symptoms of churchianity include (1) Quoting the Bible more than Reading the Bible (2) Focusing more on ideas and principles than PEOPLE who are made in the image of God (3) expecting other people’s behavior to conform to ours.
Contrast with: (1) Discover His Story! Hint: it’s much bigger than just the fact that He died and rose again! (2) Spend time with Him (3) Imitate Him! It is about conforming our HEARTS to His!
Hebrews 6.12 || Your sins are forgiven! All because of God’s GRACE! This is a powerful truth, now what do we DO with it?
Dig Deeper: Ephesians 2:8-10, Galatians 5:13-15, Romans 12
Hebrews 5.7 || What did Jesus do? He cried out to His Father with loud cries and tears! For He knew His Father could save Him, and it was because He gave His HEART to His Father that His prayers were heard!
Dig Deeper: Matthew 7, James 1:5-6, 4:1-12, 5:13-16
Discover The Story
Hebrews 5.10-11 || We are setting out to discover the full story of Jesus. Sometimes it is hard to learn (EG: What’s the big deal with this “Melchizedek” fellow?)! The only way we can do this is if we cry out to Him and seek Him with all of our hearts!
Dig Deeper: Jeremiah 29:11-13, Romans 13:11-14
Receive the Power
Hebrews 4.16 || Go to the throne! It is the throne of GRACE! It is the source of MERCY! He will help us IN (not necessarily FROM) our time of need. He promises! Let us begin each day at His throne! Let us Discover His Story, Let us Spend time with Jesus, receiving His power of MERCY and GRACE so that we can join in with Him in His mission: to make a difference in the things that matter most! To spread His love and hope with all people!