Posted by: everynation | March 31, 2008

Organic Christianity

dennis-sy.jpgby Dennis Sy

Organic is the in thing now! Whether you are in the grocery or at the drugstore – organic it is! Organic rice, vegetables, herbs, spices, chicken, egg, milk, vitamins. Not only is it in but it is very expensive. Why is this so? Because organic nowadays is very rare.

How about organic Christianity? Christianity that is so pure and stripped to its essence. With so many religious practices and traditions we introduce in church, Christianity has become less and less organic. What do I mean?

Last night after doing a funeral service I spoke about this dead woman on how she has found the Lord in her last days. A Christian approached me after the message and said she was surprised to hear that her Grandmother prayed the ACCEPTANCE PRAYER. Now what in the Biblical world is ACCEPTANCE PRAYER. I just don’t get it. Saying “Jesus I received you as my PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOR” doesn’t really add up to what the Bible is teaching. Chrisitanity becomes a formula. tsk!

How about the preacher teaching us the FORMAT OF PRAYER. ACTS – Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication. Sometimes all I need to say to God is HHHHEEELLLPPPP!!!

How about Praise and Worship? Well its now a 3-2 format or a 2-3 format. What do I mean? Its 3 fast songs and 2 slow songs. I have nothing against this. I am just driving home a point!

It gets worst in preaching. 3 ways to find joy, 6 ways to freedom. I don’t know about you but it took me more than 30 ways to find joy, 82463 ways to freedom.

Here is the point: People are looking for ORGANIC Christianity. If we as pastors and church planters try to strip Christianity into formulas it won’t work. The same way there is really no ONE FORMULA to plant a church, there is no ONE FORMULA for life with Jesus.

ORGANIC CHRISTIANITY IS RARE AND ITS THE RARITY THAT ADDS VALUE TO THE CHURCH. GO ORGANIC!

Dennis Sy is the senior pastor of Victory – Greenhills and  is the author of  Clueless Church Planter.

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  1. i agree that real or as you say organic Christianity is rare. we sometimes end up looking for methods and plans. and we count steps 1 to 10!! it is no longer spontaneous. it has become a routine. not just in church or the preaching or the praise and worship. no more excitement. it will eventually become boring and to think our GOD is a GOD of excitement!! God is there though always whether we have a formula or not. i now understand why Jesus didn’t perform miracles the same way over and over again. because in reality there is just one formula. and that is having a relationship with Jesus. when we have that we are organic Christians. meaning? we are not perfect but God accepts us as well as our prayers and everything else of us. Organic Christianity is more on how we are inside and how we communicate with God. everything becomes inorganic when the inside isn’t right. fruit of the spirit? well, it doesn’t come out automatically. it is something the Holy Spirit works on IN US. and if we let God mold us we become organic and the church and how we do everything in our lives whether leaders, teachers, pastors or just ordinary Christians on the streets will show the organic nature. organic vs inorganic is more on how we view our relationship with God. (that is my opinion at least..)


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