Sunday, March 8, 2009

How good is the benefits package?

Would you evangelize with this tract?

Certainly Jesus did not sound like someone desperate to create a following when he summons us like he does in Mark 8.34: "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me!"

"Anyone interested in following me? You get to carry a cross! You get to die! You get to be shamed!"

The Lord Jesus does not offer many perks. When men and women decide to follow him, it is because of how attractive HE is, despite the "perks".

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