Today is much different than 2000 years ago. Everything is different: culture, society, technology, science, politics, and more. All of these changes combined with time and the evolution of tradition have made us change the way we think about evangelism, the gospel, and even Christ. Today I would like to compile of list of how we do things versus how Jesus did things.
We hang out with unbelievers when they come to our meetings and programs.
Jesus hung out with unbelievers.
We develop programs to attract the world.
Jesus developed relationships with the world.
We raise funds to build buildings and additions.
Jesus didn’t have a place to lay his head.
We believe that true fellowship with God happens once a week.
Jesus expects true fellowship every day.
We make the gospel attractive.
Jesus made the gospel unattractive.
We create religious systems, doctrines, polity, rules, and more; in the name of being right.
Jesus tore down all those; showing that he was right.
We expect non-followers to act like his followers.
Jesus expected his followers to act like his followers.
We believe that classes equates to discipleship.
Jesus walked with his disciples.
We believe that we cannot perform miraculous things.
Jesus told us that we could perform greater miracles than he did.