Is the Christian life boring? Dull? Like watching paint peel? Blah?
Are you kidding?
Following Jesus is anything but ‘tame’ or ‘predictable.’ It’s like what Mr. Beaver tells the Pevensie children about Aslan, the great lion of Narnia, when asked if Aslan is ‘safe’:
“’Course he’s not safe. But he’s good.”
Following the Lord Jesus Christ is an adventure, a life journey filled with risk, reward, beauty, surprise and delight. If we let Him, Jesus leaves no part of our lives untouched. No part of our hearts untransformed. He is the foundation upon which everything else rests.
Jesus came to set us free. Free to live a fully human life. Free to love. Free to forgive. Free to be healthy emotionally, mentally, physically, relationally, and spiritually.
Jesus came to reconcile us to God and one another, breaking down the walls that divide. As his followers, it’s our calling to continue his ministry of reconciliation.
Following Jesus means serving others. We aren’t saved by our good works; we’re saved for good works.
Church happens whenever and wherever two or three are gathered in his name.
The Bible is the story of God’s interaction with humanity. It is the “living word,” through which God continues to speak truth to us. God Himself longs for us, wants to draw close to us, if we are but willing…
John 14:6, Romans 12:1-2, John 8:32, 36; John 15:1-17; Ephesians 2:4-10; II Corinthians 2:15-21, II Timothy 3:16, 17.