We know why we get up and drive our family to church every Sunday, “that’s what we do!” Ask yourself this question when you get home from church, “What did we go to church to see?” Try not to trick yourself too quickly into saying you went to “see Jesus”. What did you really go and see? Did you go see and hear some good music? Did you get your kids to see their favorite Sunday school teacher…on time? Did you see all your buddies? Was it the smooth-talking preacher that you love to hear, that dresses nicely and is pleasant-looking? Or, was he dressed in rags screaming for you to repent? “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?”…that’ll fill a church Sunday after Sunday -not.
John the Baptist was the man of whom Jesus said, “Among those born of women there has arisen no one greater.” Even though he called the Pharisees and Sadducees a brood of vipers, he was only pleading for them to pay attention while pointing anyone who would listen toward the One that would come after him, whose sandals he was unworthy to touch. John pleaded with the masses to be right with God and prepared the way for the only One who could make the hardest sinner right with God: Jesus.
Every bit of our focus in fellowship, worship, encouragement, exhortation, rebuke, etc…in church and outside church should be to see Jesus more clearly and help others do the same.
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