Enough of Consumer Christianity, Nov 10, 2013

– Luke 13:6-9 – this parable refers to the peopole not producing any fruit
– now is the time to get right with God becauxe we don’t know how much time we have left
– consumerism, in the business sense, is a concept based on customer satisfaction however God rules in Biblical Christianity – not the customer
– Biblical Christianity is sold out to the rule of God
– Biblical Christianity encompasses all that is necessary for man-kind to know and do in order to be reconciled to Him, to please Him daily, and to live with Him for all eternity
– consumerism is about consuming but not producing
– consumerism is about the deceitful and self-serving heart of man (Gen. 3:1-6)
– consumerism is about wanting all the benefits and blessing without any of the responsibility
– in consumer christianity it is about convience and not sacrifice (Matt. 10:38)
– in consumer christianity there is no towel ministry (John 13 – Jesus picked up a towel) – we need to make ourselves useful
– in consumer christianity the motto is the “consumer is king” not “Jesus is King” (Luke 6:46, 1 Cor. 6:19)
– in consumer christianity the question is not “Lord, where do you want me”, but rather, “here is what I want, do you have it?”