I’ve gotten to go to some pretty amazing Museums! They certainly are filled with great artifacts that tell the stories of long ago. They enlighten. They encourage investigation. They are full of beauty. They are totally worth your visit.
But they don’t do anything for those living in the here and now. Museums inform people, but they don’t transform people.
Jesus said his movement was one about life-change. He was always about impacting people and changing lives.
When a church decreases its passion to live on mission for Jesus and herald his story of grace to the lost, it has begun morphing into a museum. When we as Christ followers do the same, we’re going awol from the mission and helping make bricks for the museum.
Just a reminder: Jesus said he’d build His Church, not museums.
13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”
14 “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.”
15 Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being. 18 Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it. ~Matthew 16:13-18
Friends, may our lives be a part of the movement of Jesus and his grace that is available to anyone and everyone. We’re all in need of his life-giving hope. As His follower, we’re enlisted into moving His movement forward. Herald the good news to the lost, don’t just take up space in a museum filled with the found.