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Francis Chan…

February 7, 2010

An excerpt from Francis Chan’s “Forgotten God“…

Nowhere in scripture do I see “balanced life with a little bit of God added in” as an ideal for us to emulate. Yet when I look at our churches this is exactly what I see: a lot of people who have added Jesus to their lives. People who have in a sense asked Him to join them on their life journey and follow them wherever they feel they should go, rather than following Him as we are commanded. The God of the universe is not something we can just add to our lives and keep on as we did before. The Spirit who raised Christ from the dead is not someone we can just call on when we want a little extra power in our lives. Jesus Christ did not die in order to follow us, He died and rose again so that we could forget everything else and follow Him to the cross, to true Life.

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  1. Andrea permalink
    February 8, 2010 12:07 pm

    Things like this really emphasize what we truly believe about God. If we believe God is the True God, creator of all things, all powerful, our only hope and rescue, then it is the only choice we have, we can do nothing other than cling to the Savior. But if we doubt that God can really be as great and as powerful, as gracious and as true as they say, then it is easy to linger in the peripherals and seek other sources of satisfaction from things that are not God and that do not satisfy. It’s the struggle from the beginning of sin, our questioning His power, His love, His provision and looking to other small “g” gods…

    I think the doubting your doubts series really helped us to deal with lingering questions and solidify that Jesus is IT! He is the real deal! It’s easier to give your life to something that you have absolutely no doubt about.

    How many people in our churches (not just this one, but in general) have doubts? I think many.

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