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Jesus is the meal

I recently turned on the radio half way through an interview and overheard someone say the following:

‘The trouble is that most Christians are Bible worshippers, rather than Jesus worshippers.  We need to remember that the Bible is the menu, but Jesus is the meal.’

Source unknown – if known please advise

Tony is a Superintendent Methodist Minister, broadcaster and author. He is a radio presenter with Premier Christian Radio and a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought (5.45 am). Tony is married with two children and four grandchildren.


  • Enakeno Ogbo

    July 9, 2007 at 2:15 am

    Interesting comment, and I do agree. One of the most influential teachings that has affected my growth and life as a Christian and infact still holds me today is one which says, ‘the Bible is not the word of God’, the Bible contains the ‘word of God’. I think its an amazing truth, because the word of God is not words on paper, but it is alive and powerful, it is spirit and life, sharper than any 2 edged sword and has the power to create. Its the word that lives in us, not on the pages of the Bible. I love the Bible, but I carry the Word, because Jesus is the Word, and He works in me. After I heard this, my relationship with the Bible was enriched, and I was hungry to find God in the pages of the 66 books. I believe and uphold the place of the Bible in my Christian growth and understanding, as the valid container for the Word, but the Word is much more than just a book which to be honest is a collection of history, stories, narratives etc. all which point to Jesus. I could go on forever about this, it is facinating and liberating.

  • Tony

    July 9, 2007 at 8:18 am

    Thanks for taking the trouble to comment well after my bedtime, of course! We must talk about this sometime – it looks as though our thoughts run along the same lines. God bless you today! Tony M.

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