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It Was About Jesus

I believe Christianity today is extremely different than it was in the beginning. At least what we define as Christianity has changed.

For the early church it was all about Jesus. It wasn't about a pastor, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about religion, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about going to church, it was about Jesus It wasn't about "getting involved," it was about Jesus. It wasn't about reading the Bible, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about reaching the lost, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about planting churches, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about ministry, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about "believing the right stuff," it was about Jesus. It wasn't about being in leadership, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about morality, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about politics, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about the gifts, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about dunking or sprinkling, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about communion, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about "who's in charge," it was about Jesus. It wasn't about how to meet, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about church growth, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about the next generation, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about miracles, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about spirituality, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about Jabez, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about being "Purpose Driven" it was about Jesus. It wasn't about being "seeker sensitive," it was about Jesus. It wasn't about tradition, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about charismatic or non-charismatic, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about denomination, or non-denomination, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about a house or a building, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about a sermon, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about a time of worship, it was about Jesus. It wasn't about music, it was about Jesus. It wasn’t about getting “your batteries recharged,” it was about Jesus.

There was only one thing the early church was defined by, and that was Jesus. So much so that the people who looked at these strange followers of Christ said, "Man! These followers of Christ are like 'little Christs'!" Or "Christians." I'm afraid that the title doesn't quite fit the same today as it did back then. They earned the title. We merely inherited it.

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