Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What Would Jesus Preach Today?

A response to the above question posed on Facebook today:

Jesus would preach the same today as He did 2000 years ago:

-That no law is greater than mercy
-That the merciful outcast are the owners of God's kingdom
-That political change happens through personal sacrifice and God's power
-That God's kingdom is yet to come and we should stop treating this world as our heaven
-That we would do well to rejoice in our suffering

Jesus would preach the same thing because those who call themselves by His name act more like Pharisees than His followers.


LeeAnn said...

"That we would do well to rejoice in our suffering."
agreed. need examples, i.e. when we have loss and no resolution or real improvement in sight, what are we thanking God for?

Steve Kimes said...

Scripture says that we should thank God for the opportunity to build our character, to be faithful to Him in our suffering. And, most of all, if we are faithful in suffering, then we should thank God for the blessings that He has stored up for us-- the joy that is to come is worth all the sufferings we experience now. And there is a correlation between our sufferings and our future joy.