Bread of Life or Twinkie Fluff?

Jesus is the bread of life, so why do we spend so much energy thinking and teaching about Twinkie fluff? Churches today spend so much time preaching ‘relevant’ sermons on what to ‘do’, and so little time preaching Jesus Christ. The apostles and early teachers taught Jesus every day, wherever they went (Acts 5:42). Paul weirded people out (Acts 17:18) with his constant preaching of Jesus and the resurrection. Why is it that today’s sermons need to be accessible, relevant, practical, and seeker-friendly at any cost? Why is it that we can sit through a sermon and hear more about the pastor than about Jesus Christ?

Something is wrong here.

Pastors, are you listening? Your calling is to preach Jesus Christ. . . all of Him. We love to hear about Mary’s little lamb, but we also want to hear about the Lion of Judah. We don’t want to hear squishy I’m OK You’re OK messages. We want to be called into authentic fellowship and service. We want to be challenged to grow. We want to be called to sally forth upon a grand adventure with our King.

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