Stumbling Towards Jesus

vardaesque:

princessofthemusicofthenight:

officialericpoets:

Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man in Church, Unaware It Is Their Pastor in Disguise."Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning.He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him.He asked people for change to buy food – no one in the church gave him change.He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit in the back.He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such.When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation.“We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek.” The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation.The homeless man sitting in the back stood up and started walking down the aisle. The clapping stopped with all eyes on him.He walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment then he recited,“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’‘The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning. Many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame.He then said, “Today I see a gathering of people, not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples. When will YOU decide to become disciples?”He then dismissed service until next week.Following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ should be more than just talk. It ought to be a lifestyle that others around you can love about you and share in.”Be a Christian all you want, but at least follow the teachings of Christ if you’re going to claim the title. 

I’m not a Christian but I have a massive respect for those who truly follow the creed of love thy neighbor. Major props- this pastor has balls.

YOOOOOOOOO

vardaesque:

princessofthemusicofthenight:

officialericpoets:

Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man in Church, Unaware It Is Their Pastor in Disguise.

"Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning.

He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him.

He asked people for change to buy food – no one in the church gave him change.

He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit in the back.

He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.

As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such.

When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation.

“We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek.” The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation.

The homeless man sitting in the back stood up and started walking down the aisle. The clapping stopped with all eyes on him.

He walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment then he recited,

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

‘The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning. Many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame.

He then said, “Today I see a gathering of people, not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples. When will YOU decide to become disciples?”

He then dismissed service until next week.

Following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ should be more than just talk. It ought to be a lifestyle that others around you can love about you and share in.”

Be a Christian all you want, but at least follow the teachings of Christ if you’re going to claim the title. 

I’m not a Christian but I have a massive respect for those who truly follow the creed of love thy neighbor. Major props- this pastor has balls.

YOOOOOOOOO

(via asummerrainispassingover)

geekychristian:

Come Thou fount of every blessing tune my heart to sing Your praise. Streams of mercy never ceasing call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet sung by flaming tongues above. Praise the mount I’m fixed upon it the mount of Thy redeeming blood. Oh to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be. Let Your goodness like a fetter bind my wandering heart to Thee. Prone to wander, Lord I feel it prone to leave the God I love. Here’s my heart Lord, take and seal it seal it for Thy courts above.

geekychristian:

Come Thou fount of every blessing tune my heart to sing Your praise. Streams of mercy never ceasing call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet sung by flaming tongues above. Praise the mount I’m fixed upon it the mount of Thy redeeming blood. Oh to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be. Let Your goodness like a fetter bind my wandering heart to Thee. Prone to wander, Lord I feel it prone to leave the God I love. Here’s my heart Lord, take and seal it seal it for Thy courts above.

littlethingsaboutgod:

Psalm 51:2 - Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me
 #littlethingsaboutgod #jesus #christ #lord #god #salvation #bible #truth #preachit #gospel #psalms #hymn #worship #devotion #praise #joy

littlethingsaboutgod:

Psalm 51:2 - Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me


#littlethingsaboutgod #jesus #christ #lord #god #salvation #bible #truth #preachit #gospel #psalms #hymn #worship #devotion #praise #joy

littlethingsaboutgod:

"I will give you rest." ~God (Matthew 11:28 MSG)
#littlethingsaboutgod #jesus #christ #christian #god #word #scripture #bible #verse #love #pray #worship #devotion #grace #truth #faith

littlethingsaboutgod:

"I will give you rest." ~God (Matthew 11:28 MSG)

#littlethingsaboutgod #jesus #christ #christian #god #word #scripture #bible #verse #love #pray #worship #devotion #grace #truth #faith

nanalew:

aussieirish:

ericpaz:

Also applies to music and writing and painting and everything else.

Shawna and I had a conversation relating to this at VidCon. Basically just yep. That.
I wrote a long post about my life in regards to this and then deleted it because it could be it’s own thing.Maybe one day I will write it. OR FILM IT.

Hollaaaa

nanalew:

aussieirish:

ericpaz:

Also applies to music and writing and painting and everything else.

Shawna and I had a conversation relating to this at VidCon. Basically just yep. That.

I wrote a long post about my life in regards to this and then deleted it because it could be it’s own thing.
Maybe one day I will write it. OR FILM IT.

Hollaaaa