Thursday, December 2, 2010

jesus: the party pooper.

"We are just full of parties here in Canada. House parties, work parties, church parties, and especially political parties' parties. Everyone seems to be about being carefree and easy breezy. Even as a church we make it all about the now, but Jesus' words keep on talking about the end of the world.

U2 once wrote about the relationship between a man named Judas and Jesus. Judas says, "We ate the food. We drank the wine. Everybody having a good time. Except you. You were talking about the end of the world."

Jesus is the ultimate party downer for anyone with too much ambition for this moment because He speaks of future things like death and a coming judgment day.

Are you ready for your own death? Are you ready for the end of the world? Are you ready if it comes tomorrow, seriously, without giving some lame-I'm-still-14-and-want-to-impress-the-popular-kids response? We think we are rich and that we don't need anything, but our abundance has fixed our gaze on the wrong path - the one that leads to hell (we includes me the-website-writer-guy too). But Jesus encourages us think about heaven. He speaks about feasts that are greater than any earthly party, but he makes it clear that some will be included and others will choose to be excluded. Where will you go? What will you choose?

Romans 10:9-10 says, "If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are made right before God (justified), and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved."

1 John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."

- from gracealliston

i think parties are boring and pathetic most of the time. i'd rather hang out with Jesus.

2 comments:

  1. I don't think Jesus was a party pooper, I think he was the life of the party!

    Dude turned water into WINE!

    He hung out with prostitutes, tax collectors and the outcasts of society.

    If Jesus was some lame, introverted, emo downer, I don't think these people would have wanted to hang out with him.

    My 2 cents.

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  2. DUDE! That's why at the end I say I'd rather hang out with Jesus!

    This is from the website of the Church I intern at. I don't really like how Mike rewrote what I wrote but I really like the verses he chose. And the 4th paragraph.

    Jesus is def my kind of party-goer!

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