The Beautiful Life Of Jesus

What’s not to like about the life of Jesus?  “The word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory…”  (John 1:14).

The fleshly life of Jesus was GLORIOUS!  His life on earth is the perfect expression love. His whole life was a living sacrifice to God and in the end He was willing to die on the cross so that we could be saved.

We are to follow His example.  In our class we plan to (1) observe how Jesus lived and then  (2) challenge ourselves to be like Him, as we are commanded.  We hope you will join us!

There is a popular book entitled, “They Like Jesus, But Not The Church” and I believe the sentiments have some merit.  But we can’t dismiss the church – the church is a part of God’s plan.   But the real goal of Christianity is to make us like Jesus. If we are truly “like Christ” all of our duties (including church)  will naturally fall into place.

Question: What is the appeal of the “we like Jesus but not the church” movement?


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4 Responses to The Beautiful Life Of Jesus

  1. Jon R. Ferguson

    Some folks find it easier to emulate a person, living or dead, rather than attend rigidly scheduled church services which may interfere with other plans. People are basically selfish. Jon

  2. Joy Welchj

    I believe they do not understand the benefits from meeting with other Christians to honor our Lord in partaking in His Memorial Feast. The re-energizing effect to fight the powers of evil, the Worship Service can give us.

  3. Mary K

    There is a deep commitment involved in being part of and loving the church. One cannot follow Jesus without loving the church…after all He died for it. Some people may be overwhelmed by that level of commitment, preferring to skip that part yet claiming to follow Christ.

  4. Jimmy

    One thing is I think we fail to understand that participation and accountability in the church (the body of Christ) is a part of God’s plan.

    Also, like the article says, there is nothing undesirable about Jesus – but dealing with people here on earth is a different story! But that’s our job as I see it – we are here to worship and follow the perfect Jesus and help other weak human beings keep focused on Him as well.

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