Indie Jesus

29 05 2013

There is a stark contrast going on between what we read of our Lord Jesus in Scripture as opposed to what is marketed about Him.                             Here at TN Lighthouse Ministries, that has been our main focus: Dispensing with the hype and seeking out a deeper understanding through the Word of God.

We see the Lord Jesus as someone who would today be called an “Indie” or independent thinker. Ever notice how HE didn’t fit the mold and seek to join the religious institutions of His time? For example:

10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’[a] For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”  Matthew 9:10-13 NIV

Sadly, just as in Jesus’ day, many of the hierarchical, fraternal or ‘Mom and Pop’ institutions being run today bear little resemblance to what our Lord reveals to us throughout the sixty-six books of the Holy Bible. Today, our Lord Jesus would be considered an “Indie”…“Independent” or itinerant preacher and teacher. Some have even called Him a Revolutionary since Jesus’ teachings expanded on the Pentateuch [the first five books of the Bible (a.k.a) the Laws of Moses/Mosaic Law]. Not only that, but as we see in the passage above, He lived what he preached. Will we too be as brave?

Prayer:  “Lord Jesus, let us not be controlled by people-pleasing, but strengthen us to fearlessly do Your will                                       in the earth this day.” Amen

Be Blessed!
The Light Keeper

Credits: Painting by the artist, David LaChapelle, “Jesus Is My Homeboy” 2003; Bible Quotes by the good folks at http://www.Biblegateway.org

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30 05 2013
Sharif Abdullah

Greetings;

A clear posting and a cool picture!

There’s a BIG difference between what Jesus SAID and what our culture APPROVES.

Some years ago, at my favorite cafe, I watched two “Christians” in debate with each other. One was clean-cut and suit-wearing, looking like the typical “televangelist”. The other had a pony tail, a beard, and was wearing an Asian style collarless shirt.

Mr. Televangelist argued for an hour, trying to get Mr. PonyTail to “look like a Christian”. For the entire hour, Mr. PonyTail simply repeated, “Jesus had a beard.”

Jesus of Nazareth would have little to nothing to do with what has been erected in his name…

Peace,

Sharif

30 05 2013
The Lightkeeper

“Jesus of Nazareth would have little to nothing to do with what has been erected in his name…”

ABSOLUTELY!

Glad you enjoyed the Post. We thought the painting said it all.

Be Blessed!
The Light Keeper

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