Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Book Quote

From Crazy Love by Francis Chan (page 87)

((I went to meet with my friends and talk about this book last Friday. We started talking and all of us did something in our book to mark these paragraphs. We ALL thought they were important. SO, I thought I would share.))

Referenced scripture before these paragraphs are Matthew 16:24-25 and Luke 14:33

Some people claim that we can be Christians without necessarily becoming disciples. I wonder then, why the last thing Jesus told us was to go into the world, making disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey all that He commanded? You'll notice that he didn't add, "But hey, if that's too much to ask, tell them to just become Christians - you know, the people who get to go to heaven without having to commit to anything."

Pray. Then read the Gospels for yourself. Put this book down and pick up your Bible. My prayer for you is that you'll understand the Scriptures not as I see them, but as God intends them.

1 comment:

JoniDH said...

Uh, yeah - even by definition:

dis·ci·ple   /dɪˈsaɪpəl/ Show Spelled [dih-sahy-puhl] Show IPA noun, verb,-pled, -pling.
a.one of the 12 personal followers of Christ.
b.one of the 70 followers sent forth by Christ. Luke 10:1.
c.any other professed follower of Christ in His lifetime.
2.any follower of Christ.
3.(initial capital letter) a member of the Disciples of Christ.
4.a person who is a pupil or an adherent of the doctrines of another; follower: a disciple of Freud.

dis·ci·ple (dĭ-sī'pəl)
n. 1.
a.One who embraces and assists in spreading the teachings of another.

b.An active adherent, as of a movement or philosophy.

My favorite - One who EMBRACES and ASSISTS in spreading the teachings of another!

Right, no commitment there!!

Good point!