House Church Talk - and the Answer is . . .

goodwordusa at goodwordusa at
Thu Nov 6 12:11:59 EST 2003

Good Morning Again.

When I was a lot younger, a black guy named Andre wrote a song that blessed 
my heart.  I still sing it, and it still blesses my heart.  It proclaims 
Jesus as the answer for the world today.

In fact, a lot of guys and gals were making really good music in those days 
about Jesus.  In some ways, it was like a time of fresh awakening.  Whole 
churches were being disturbed and shaken awake by the Lord Jesus.

I run into people today, as well, whose lives are being disturbed and shaken 
awake by Jesus.  Not just by some theory about Jesus, but by the true and 
living Lord, as He speaks and works powerfully in their lives.

I suppose most people tend to be changed forever by the things they embrace 
when they are young.  Maybe not.  But as I look around at the world, and then 
I see what the church (overall) keeps trying to offer the world -- and even 
to each other (when and if they offer anything at all) -- I am convinced more 
than ever that Jesus Himself is the answer.

Jesus is the real and only answer.  A living Lord who can dispel and conquer 
demons, and even the devil himself.  A risen Savior who is able to lift us 
out of the pits we get ourselves into.  A compassionate Judge who rescues 
sinners and law-breakers.  A mighty King who is able to heal us and to save 
those for whom we pray.

Think about it. 

If all we can offer is a kind of bland, religious psychology, or an even 
blander type of philosophical contemplation, then we have nothing that will 
help anyone on this planet.  But if we can see Jesus (if we know Him) and if 
we can point others to Him -- here and now -- then there is a real and 
meaningful answer to the darkness of this age.

I know I've posted this kind of thing before.  But I'll say it again, 
anyway.  Andre was right on.

Jesus is the answer for the world today.
Above Him there's no other, Jesus is the way.
Jesus is the answer for the world today.
Above Him there's no other. Jesus is the way.

"...the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining."  1 
John 2:8b

Jesus said, "I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in 
Me should not abide [continue] in darkness."  John 12:46

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who 
follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."  John 8:12

Thank You, Father for sending us more than a new religion or theory or a new 
set of rules -- more ropes to grab and hang onto.  Thank You for giving us 
Yourself forever in Jesus.  Amen.


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