Challenging words for a Tuesday afternoon
From the Rev. Matt Kennedy, and his four-part talk, Mere Christianity in a Pluralist World:
"When the apostles preached the gospel they did not sell Jesus. They did not go around begging people to please, please invite Jesus into their hearts because then they would feel a lot better about things and he'd really enhance their career goals or their bottom line.
"The apostles’ message was that the whole world is in bondage to sin but now God has sent his Son to save all those who repent, submit and commit their lives to him. As Paul said to the Athenians on Mars Hill, God now commands all people to repent. Repentance puts everything in the right perspective.
"Jesus is not our co-pilot. He’s not here to take the edge off of life. He is our Lord and King and Savior -- and we are to deny ourselves, take up our crosses, and follow him."
FEELING: Challenged, convicted
LISTENING TO: A BarBri lecturer drone on about equitable remedies