How did Jesus walk?
What did He say?
What did He do?
Where did He do it?
Where did He go?
How did He pray?
When did He pray?
Where did He pray?
Why did He pray?
Was He baptized?
Where did He minister to people’s needs?
Who did He hang out with?
What did He seek?
What did He say to the religionists of His day?
What moved Him with compassion?
What commandments did He say were the greatest?
Did He invite people to church (the synagogue in His day) or to participate in His Kingdom?
Did He ask people to be a member of a church?
Did He consider the church building the place to come to receive ministry?
Did He spend all of his time in church activity?
Did He set up camp in a building, and wait for needy people to come to Him on a certain day of the week, between certain hours?
Did He plan super events that would attract crowds?
Did He speak in King James?
Did He make people comfortable?
What did He say about heaven?
What did He say about hell?
What did He teach about the Kingdom?
When did He say the Kingdom would be available?
How did He say one could come into the Kingdom?
Did He ever have a person walk an aisle?
Did He ever have a person say a prayer after Him?
Did He ever ask anyone to ask Him into their heart?
Did He ever tell anyone, “you are saved.”
Did He expect His followers to keep on sinning?
Did He condemn?
Did He judge?
Did He stereotype?
Did He discriminate?
Was He pro or anti government?
Was He a member of a political party or persuasion?
Did He pay taxes?
Did He complain about paying taxes?
Did He promote helping the poor and needy with His words and actions?
Was He radical?
Did He love?
Did He forgive?
Did He extend mercy?
Did He extend grace?
Did He suffer for the sake of others?
These are questions that can be answered and should be investigated by every person.
The answers are found in four books of the Bible; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
One last question - what would happen in communities if every person who attends church, either occasionally or regularly, would read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John over and over again?
Over and over again.
Over and over again.
And did not confuse point of need ministry with church activity?
And each one walked as Jesus did in their community?
What would happen?
God’s Word says, “Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.” 1 John 2:6
I think things in our communities would be a lot different.
Know that you are loved,