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Friday, February 12, 2010

Lukewarm?

Did you miss last week's class? If you did, you missed Jason Moore leading us in a discussion relating to chapter four "Profile of a Lukewarm Christian" out of the Crazy Love book. He challenged us to ask ourselves some probing questions about whether or not the title of "lukewarm" fits our lives. Here are a few of the characteristics described in the book:

Characteristics of a lukewarm Christian:

they attend church because they are expected to
they give money to church as long as it doesn't affect their standard of living
they choose what is popular over what is right
they want to be saved from the penalty of their sin instead of being saved from their sin
they are moved by stories of people who do radical things for God, yet they do not act
they rarely share their faith
they gauge their morality by comparing themselves to the secular world
they say they love Jesus, but He is only a part of their lives
they don’t love God with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength
they love others but do not seek to love others as much as they love themselves they will serve others, but with many limits
they think about life on earth much more often than eternity in heaven
they are thankful for their luxuries and comforts, and rarely consider tying to give as much as possible
they do whatever is necessary to keep themselves from feeling too guilty
they are continually concerned with playing it safe
they feel secure in their faith because they attend church, made a profession of faith when they were young, were baptized, came from a Christian home, and vote Republican
they drink and swear less than average, but aren't much different than non-Christians


This coming week John Riddle will lead us in a discussion relating to chapter five "Serving Leftovers to a Holy God". Get ready for a really in your face discussion. You won't want to miss this one.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for doing this series, guys. It is certainly a thought-provoking book, even if it does get a bit uncomfortable at times. Better uncomfortable now than on Judgement Day, I suppose, right?

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