Starting this weekend we are going to begin a journey. A journey that leads us back to the person on whom our faith is built… Jesus.
For a while now I’ve had a sense of frustration. A sense that all is not as it should be. A sense that Christianity in general and church in particular has become too complicated. Admittedly, while I level this charge I am not certain what “as it should be” looks like… yet.
I see “Complicated Christianity” in many places… tweets, blogs, books, conversations, meetings I’m in (even many that I lead), conferences, etc. Christianity has become a profession… an industry… a way of life that is not the life that Jesus intended for us… at least I hope not. I hope not because it’s not fulfilling. It’s just busy… and often self-serving.
My heart is longing to know Jesus… to encounter the Son of God in a way that explodes the religious fortress in which I am ensconced.
Over the last few months, while asking God what He wants to say to me, and then to Church180, I have continually confronted this theme. So, we’re simply going to go to the book of Matthew and begin walking through it. For how long, I don’t know but we’re going to talk about, pray to, and begin following Jesus in the hopes of rediscovering a simple, fresh relationship with our living Savior, Jesus.