Thursday, May 16, 2013

Random Insights...

I didn’t choose to become a believer because I loved Jesus, but because I didn’t want to die lost and be cast into outer darkness.  A lot of us get off to self-centered starts.  We have to outgrow that.

In Matthew 19:27 Peter is worried about what will happen to himself.  His allegiance to Jesus at this point is based upon... what's in it for me?

Jesus didn’t hate the Romans.  He didn’t align with the religious leaders.  This frustrated Judas, so he took matters into his own hands and it cost him dearly.  God's will cannot be thwarted nor His Hand forced by anyone's expectations of Him.

Jesus was the Messiah – that’s a Jewish word.  “Christ” is the Greek version of that word – not Jesus’ last name.

C.S. Lewis said that the cross did not become part of Christian art (jewelry, pictures, songs, decorating churches, etc) until everyone who had seen one actually used had died.

We have romanticised something that was an instrument of death; an executioners killing device.

Large amounts of people have covered themselves with a decent, but thin veneer of Christianity.

There can be no following without forsaking.

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