According to a recent Gallup Poll 77% of Americans say they follow Jesus and believe He is God. However, a private research group did some great work to get a better pulse on church attendance in America. They found 25% of adults go to church 3 out of every 8 weeks. That is a very big gap. So why do people say they follow Jesus but are not apart of the church?
I think there are many reasons, but ultimately we have left what Jesus really started. We have left the idea of what he started and have turned it into something else. Over the next few days I hope to bring clarity to this issue. So let's begin.
The Cornerstone of Ekklesia is "Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God"
The Church is built of this truth. The faith journey for everyone starts with an honest answer to this question: Who is Jesus? What do you say? You know where you are in your faith journey based on that question. Forget what you believe about the Bible for a moment and start with Jesus. Who is He?
The #1 book on the New York Times best seller list right now is "Killing Jesus" by Bill O'reilly. He says he believes Jesus is the Christ but this book is historical and doesn't deal with that. I have to disagree with Mr O'Reilly. You can't have a conversation about Jesus without talking about who he claimed to be. He was worshiped as God. He forgave sins. He rose again. Undeniable but we try to make it about something else.
The church is built off this truth. Some churches have left this truth and the whole foundation is coming apart.
So who do you say Jesus is?
The church is built from the tur
Jesus Follower, Husband, Father, and Pastor and trying to keep those in the right order....