Tag: tradition

"When you've been raised in or around the church, it's very easy to take in a whole lot of head knowledge and intellectualize your faith. It's easy to follow a bunch of Christian rules and just strive to be a better person. There comes a point, however, when you look deeper and realize that this just isn't working...and that it's actually not supposed to work like that. Everything changes when you let go and accept the fact that you can't live up to God's standards on your own. And ironically, when you acknowledge your failure, and focus on your relationship with Jesus, He actually enables you to meet the standard."
~ Phil Vischer
"Much of the American church has abandoned the idea that people's desires need to be transformed. Instead, we try to figure out what people desire, and then we tell them that Jesus is the way to get it. That's how we get people to come to our churches. But we rarely get to the place where we point out that what we should desire most is Jesus Himself."
~ Skye Jethani
"The world doesn't properly learn about God by watching Christian movies or shows...the world learns about God by watching Christians. And the notion that we can live any kind of way, but make a really good movie and it have the effect of leading people to Christ...is pretty darn silly."
~ Phil Vischer
"The irony within the tradition of the American church is that we talk all the time about having a personal relationship with Jesus...and yet we spend very little time teaching people how to actually have one."
~ Skye Jethani