Imagining More of Jesus

Imagining More of Jesus

They did it again!  It’s just another reason why I’m proud of Cypress Crossings Christian Church.  This past weekend volunteers from the C4 family reached out again this year to bless children and families in our area.  For a church family of our size; they did an amazing job in providing just under 150 children and families in our region with Christmas presents. The thrilling part is that this outreach project was not something pushed by the lead minister.  It actually grew up organically from within the body and that’s what Christmas and real Christianity is all about.

Jesus clearly noted that he came to seek and to save that which was lost and to give his life as a ransom for many.   Jesus came to give. The folks of C4 have not only experienced the life changing grace of Christ but have turned around to bless others. They are giving.

People have pointed to John Lennon’s song, Imagine, as a hope for humanity.  As for me, I like imagining a world, not with or without religion, but where more people truly know Jesus Christ and are radically pursuing Him.  Such a place might actually do what politics simply cannot accomplish.  Change the heart and thus the world.  To indeed bring “Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Men.”  Yes; Imagining a world with more Jesus, more Christmas.

But for now . . . I’m stoked at how C4 is giving it an amazing shot.

John Lennon, Rosie O’Donnell, Jesus Christ, and “All Things Considered.”

I never really liked the title of the NPR program “All Things Considered.” Maybe it’s because the title somehow just felt shallow. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but it seemed like “all things considered” really means “all things that Robert Siegel and the producers want to consider.” Like many NPR programs, there seems to be a bent to purposefully stay away from and shun any position which has even an inkling of a serious Christian worldview. That is unless the point is to attack such a paradigm.  Yet I wonder; what would the fabric of any culture actually look like where the vast majority of people held Christ as King and the Bible as authoritative?  What could theoretically happen when an authentic Christian Worldview was actually played out in a society?

 

Yes, I know that many in our present American and Western cultures would flee from such an idea like an OU fan trying to get out of Memorial Stadium in Austin right after the Longhorns won. Some would even fight such a proposition with a special antagonism. It reminds me of the View episode back in 2006 when Rosie O’Donnell postulated to Elisabeth Hasselbeck that “Radical Christianity is just as threatening as Radical Islam.”  (more…)

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