The Mark to Hit

Here’s a mark to hit. When you can say, “You can take it all away from us, and we would still have the Lord Jesus Christ. We know Him internally, and He is all that we need. He is the glue that holds us together.”

The life of any church is determined by whether or not it is pursuing Jesus Christ. Interaction with Christ is the fountain head of our Christian walk as well as our church life.

The church after God’s own heart is a church that’s moving full blast toward a living Person. It’s a church that is tapping into the limitless riches of this glorious Christ that we’ve been given. It’s a church that’s discovering that Christ is an adventuresome Person filled with mystery, wonder, awe, glory and excitement. It’s a church that throbs with a consuming compulsion to know Him intimately. It’s a church that has discovered that the glory and beauty of Jesus is so prevailing that it has conquered each member. It’s a church that has encountered Christ enough to where they possess little power to resist His loveliness. It’s a church where Christ alone has become its magnificent obsession.

Have a meeting where you discuss the place of Jesus Christ in your church. And discuss practical ways of stripping down to Christ alone and making Him the center of all things. In this way, perhaps you will discover the church after God’s own heart.

by Frank Viola, author