Confession: Yesterday’s message at Mosaic was a hard one for me to deliver. It really was. Challenging. Uncomfortable. And for some, probably about as “feel good” as a kick in the throat. There were a lot of tears. Some were undoubtedly angry with me. Some probably won’t come back. But because I care so much about the people I pastor, I can’t avoid the hard stuff. There are times when I think speaking the truth about who God is and what He calls us to should probably hurt a little. Because lets be honest, sometimes the truth is downright painful.
Yesterday I taught out of a passage in Revelation 3 where Jesus addresses the believers in Laodicea. In it, he tells them that their complacent spirituality, their lukewarm faith, so disgusts him that it makes him want to vomit. (Very strong, explicit language from the “God of love.”) In the message, I shared 10 characteristics of a Lukewarm Christianity that I want to share with you. (FYI, some of these were taken from Francis Chan, others I stole from Craig Groeschel, and the rest are mine.) Warning: this might hurt a little.