Friday, December 23, 2011

New Year's Wish/Resolution

My resolution is also a hope for Christians at large:

That we will be as interested in letting people know about Jesus as we are about broadcasting our political/social/environmental views; as we are about our favorite bands and sports teams;

That we will focus first on Jesus: His death and resurrection; forgiveness of sins and new life found in His name;

That we would quit believing, teaching and preaching that if we do some good that's good enough;

That we would speak simply that we can be saved only by Jesus, by His grace, through faith.

And my deep prayer is that as we come to know Jesus--to really know Him, who He is, what He has done for us in His death and resurrection-- a life of discipleship will flow from us. I pray that we will accept no counterfeit thoughts and actions that spring form our will or our own sense of of our own righteousness.

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