Then he said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’ Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, sad to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the…
View original post 480 more words
Jesus is still very popular these days, even at a time when Christianity seems to be facing more social marginalization. From political and social movements to kitschy products to bumper stickers, we’ve appropriated Jesus as a mascot for our favorite causes. But we have to wonder, is this the real Jesus of the Bible or a Jesus of our own making?
In Romans, the Apostle Paul teaches of Christ’s mission to call out a people and form them into His likeness, but it seems we are more interested in forming Jesus into our image. Even conservative, Bible-believing evangelicals are fond of making statements like, “The Jesus I know would …” as if Jesus—who claimed to be the Triune God, one with the Father—can be easily molded into whatever we wish him to be.
Soon the Jesus we claim to worship looks strangely like the man…
View original post 169 more words
By Arco “Outside of Christ, I am weak; in Christ, I am strong.” – Watchman Nee OVERCOME SIN If you think you can overcome sin by your own strength, then you’re making the same mistake I did when I was a “babe in Christ.” Using that reasoning, I guess I must have also believed I […]