Dead or Alive!
Jesus roughly shook the slumbering church. “Are you dead?” He asked, as a few in the congregation stirred. “Is there any life left?”
One member stumbled to his feet. “You can see we are alive. Look at our reputation. We are in a good position where everyone can see us – an institution, a city on a hill. We are secure. We have everything we need. Look at our accounts – we’re overflowing. Look at everything we have done in the past.”
“You’re dead,” Jesus replied, “because you have forgotten the lessons I have taught you and have not obeyed. Wake up! Those who do will walk with me and their names will be written in the Book of Life.”