It’s all about Jesus

By February 14, 2015Christianity

Six months ago, a small band of close friends banded together to pray and seek God. We were weary and discouraged. We sought God for forty nights. God spoke to us clearly, in many varied ways, to start a church, The Road.

The Road is exclusive in its vision. The Road has one goal. We are focused on one main thing, the road to Jesus. We are all about Jesus. We worship Jesus only—not religion or church growth. We seek Jesus—not how to make everyone comfortable. We love Jesus—not church programs. We live for Jesus—not church policies.

It’s all about Jesus. Jesus is the source of our love, power, forgiveness, and purpose. Without Jesus there is no reason to exist. Without Jesus none of will produce lasting fruit with our lives. Everything is superfluous to the main thing. The main thing is Jesus.

Jesus only gives us a new heart. When Jesus took over our lives, He gave us a heart of flesh for a heart of stone. We have His goodness flowing in our inner most being. Just yesterday, while counseling a young Jesus disciple who is desperately seeking to find deep healing in his life, I told him “John, you are a good man. You are good. You have a good heart. Now, have the courage to follow it.” That’s exactly what Jesus does—he gives us a good heart.

Saint Irenaeus once said, “The glory of God is man fully alive.” The Jesus disciple is one whose heart is fully alive with the adventurous love and power of Christ. When Jesus was asked by two of the disciples of John, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?”[1] Jesus answered, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.[2]  When Jesus touches us, this is what Jesus does to us: we lose our blindness, our broken heart begins to heal, and we can now hear in new ways. Only when we choose to wholeheartedly follow Jesus does life come alive.

On the Road,

[1] The New King James Version. 1982 (Mt 11:3). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[2] The New King James Version. 1982 (Mt 11:4–5). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.