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Fighting the Urge to Shun Jesus

Posted by undergroundchurch on April 3, 2009

Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Has anything changed? Really? 

How bold are you to tell others  what Jesus has done in your life?  Do you run from the conversation like John did?  Do you lie or redirect the conversation or even deny Jesus like Peter did? 

We do this all the time – mostly unintentionally, but it happens.  We use excuses – don’t have the time, somebody else can get that person, I’m at work, it’s not Sunday.  Whatever the excuse, we more often than not fail to reach out to every person that is presented.  The deeper question is not a conditional one, but a spiritual one – why are we shunning Jesus.

You’ve heard the sermons before that go something like this: If you knew that tomorrow there would be a disaster, what would you do to rescue people from it ahead of time?

This is no sermon – this is the TRUTH! It could be even sooner than tomorrow. Would you build a house on a volcano top? Even if it were dormant?  Sure it’s not erupting now, and it might not erupt for years or even centuries, but you wouldn’t put yourself in that position willingly. Yet billions of people live on the side of an active volcano showing real signs of blowing.  

In this scenario, you can’t shun Jesus to get them off the mountain, you have to risk your pride, ego and personal comfort to trek up the mountain and help them pack.

Jesus said that he would come as a thief in the night.  Nobody is going to know when, but it will be quick.  

When volcanoes go, they can blow up.  Look at Mt. St. Helen.  It blew with the force of an atomic bomb.  Jesus’ coming will trump that the world over.


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