Friday, September 23, 2011

Christianity Without Christ

"To be entirely honest, I know of nothing quite so boring as Christianity without Christ.  Countless people have given up going to a place of worship simply because they are sick of going through the motions of a dead religion.  They are sick of trying to start a car on an empty tank.  What a pity that there are not more people around to show them that Jesus Christ is alive...
The utmost need in every ministry group, every missionary outreach, every denomination, is to rediscover the Lord Jesus Christ and the indispensability of His indwelling presence within the believer.  This means encountering the risen living Lord who shares His life with us on earth on our way to heaven…so that He may accomplish through us what He began to do in His own physical body two thousand years ago…The Christian life is nothing less than the life He lived then…lived now by Him in you.”  - Sir Ian Thomas