Saturday, June 10, 2006

The Man Christ Jesus

For those who don't know and might be interested in listening, there are some wonderful discussions taking place over at the site.

As well at, Rob's Consuming Thoughts

Hi Rob,

I read the excerpt from the book Organic Church. I liked it very much.

You mentioned you ordered the book, and have started reading it. It ends at this point on line..

Even if we get everything else right but skip this important question, we are not truly the church. Church begins with Jesus: who He is and what He has done: It is all about Jesus, and if it be-

Wondering if you could finish his sentence for me, please?

Also it resonated within me the building of His church being totally tied in with being able to answer His question, 'Who do you say that I am?'

Wayne Jacobson on the newest pod cast~The Man Christ Jesus, delves into this whole thing of, Who do you say that I am?
The point being, if we can not answer His probing question, we will look for something or someone else to fill this void within our lives, ergo so much churchianity and so little Christianity.

I have always found it most interesting Peter's revelation of Jesus being the Christ, meaning, Jesus seeing that Peter is operating with revelatory insight begins to bring that understanding into crystal clear focus by talking about His impending death on the cross! In hearing this, Peter who moments ago was basking in the elation of seeing the momentary truth of who Jesus is, begins to rebuke the Lord.

I love where it says, 'no man shall see the Lord and live.'

Earlier there were those wanting to see Jesus, Jesus addresses that interest by saying, 'Unless a seed falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone, but if it dies, it will bring forth a great harvest.'

In my understanding any revelation of who this Christ is spells our death, this isn't a message that will promote us, but rather Him!

In Him we Live,

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