A Great Quote & A Few Questions

A friend of mine posted this quote on Facebook yesterday and it stirred me:

“If I read the Bible for the first time, I would never conclude I needed to pray some prayer, but I would conclude I need to follow Jesus. If I read the Bible on a desert island, I’d never decide I needed to start a Sunday service, my priority would be discipleship." - Francis Chan

This just connected so deeply into some of the very questions I am wrestling with these days:

  1. How has how we have "done church" impacted how we are "being the church"? There is such a huge difference!
  2. What are the bare necessities to be the church? According to the Bible. Never mind what we are doing. What should we be doing?
  3. If we had found Jesus in scripture or in action, instead of in church, how would we understand and live out our faith differently than we are?
There is a lot that we are doing that is right on track. But, how can we live with even more Jesus passion and Jesus compassion?
I look forward to elaborating on this stuff more in the days to come...