A Genuine Church
January 15th, 2013
Christ in you, the hope of glory”,Jesus expressing his character through his people. With our identity firmly in Christ, we live out an authentically genuine Christianity! If you are a true Christian, you will be unhappy and eventually miserable when you're sinning (I John 3:9). This doesn't mean you will never sin if you are a Christian
(I John 1:8). But there is a difference between recognizing that we will fail occasionally and going on a willful, continual path of sinful disobedience. If you really are a child of God, you will have a sense of discomfort when you sin, because you know in your heart of hearts that what you are doing is wrong.
I think we’re all sick of being marketed to. You would think the Church in America would get this. Sadly many contemporary churches do not produce true disciples of Christ because their whole ministry philosophy is based upon deception. They attempt to trick sinners into accepting Christ by wrapping the timeless truths of scripture in the culturally relevant packaging of rock music and an anti-traditional church marketing strategy.