June 17, 2017
Pastor Cliff Gonzales
There is a faulty perspective of Jesus that is extremely dangerous and seductive. The North American Christians have a way of taking the Jesus of the Bible and twisting him into a version of Jesus that we are more comfortable with. A Jesus who would never call us to give away everything we have. A Jesus who is fine with nominal devotion that does not infringe on our comforts. A Jesus who wants us to be balanced, who wants us to avoid dangerous extremes. A Jesus who brings comfort and prosperity to us.
However, an honest reading of Scripture will reveal that this is not who Jesus is and not what Jesus demands. Jesus says, "Die and then follow Me."
Take Away Notes
- Know and Personally Confess Who Jesus Is
- Learn and Affirm the Ways of God and not Man
- Understand and Accept that Jesus Calls You to Die