Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Pass the Christian-lite please ...

Kent Hughes writes about a cartoon in The New Yorker that showed a large sign in front of a church which read: "The Lite Church: 24% few commitments, home of the 7.5% tithe, fifteen-minute sermons, forty-five minute worship services. We have only eight commandments - your choice. We use just three spiritual laws. Everything you've wanted in a church --- and less!"

The shorter, easier, less might appeal to our carnal nature, but it does nothing to disciple us to walk with Jesus Christ, who spoke this way about following Him ...

"Then he said to the crowd, 'If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me'," Luke 9:23.

Searching for a Christian-Lite version of faith isn't seeking out Christ, but looking instead for a way to dodge Him and the commitment of our lives that He demands. Are you trying to live a lite version of the Christian faith, or have you responded in full obedience to Christ?


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