Friday, May 08, 2009

Radical Discipleship

As I study the Gospel of Luke, I am again blown away by Jesus' radical call to discipleship.  To die to self.  To follow Him in the way of the cross.  To carry our own crosses.  Crosses are the way to death -- not pretty jewelry.

So when I read this quote, it was so where I have been in my thinking lately.
 
"As heretical as it sounds today, it is probably worth telling Americans that you don't need Jesus to have better families, finances, health or even morality. Coming to the cross means repentance -- not adding Jesus as a supporting character for an otherwise decent script, but throwing away the script in order to be written into God's drama. It is death and resurrection, not coaching and makeovers.... When we are pulled out of our own drama and cast as characters in his unfolding plot, we become part of the greatest story ever told." -- Michael Horton, Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church 

1 comment:

Kyle R. said...

Yes!