- We want to embrace Jesus Christ superstar who dishes out blessings, healing and solves our problems. But we are not keen to follow the crucified Christ, take up the cross or emulate His humility and servanthood. **
- We’d rather ask how much God can do for us rather than how much we need to do to please Him. http://bit.ly/1yGV0CE
- We would rather harp on the beauty of His saving grace, how the blood of Christ avails for us as believers. But we choose to downplay human responsibility.
- We would rather avoid topics such as confession, the need to repent and turn from our wicked ways. After all, as some preachers say, God sees us as morally perfect because of His imputed righteousness. Therefore, we should completely banish (get rid of) sin consciousness from our lives.
In these perilous end times when the prevailing trend is to overemphasise God’s grace and downplay the cross and self-denial in the believer’s life, there is a great need to address a serious imbalance.
Make a choice at the crossroad of life
When Jesus miraculously fed the multitude, they seemed appreciative of what He did (John 6: 5-14). But they were following Him primarily because He could fill their stomachs (John 6: 26). Later, when challenged by Jesus’ hard sayings, they no longer followed Him (John 6: 66).
"Faith is good only when it engages truth; when it is made to rest upon falsehood it can and often does lead to eternal tragedy." – A. W. Tozer
THE DIVINE MAKEOVER
CONSUMER-ORIENTED APPROACH VS HARSH TRUTH
MODERN-DAY IDOL WORSHIP
FIVE MARKS OF AN AUTHENTIC DISCIPLE
COMFORTING LIE, BITTER TRUTH
HOW TO QUICKLY ACCESS PORRIDGE
For a quick overview: http://bit.ly/1ijiXHp