The Burdensome Ballast of Human Rules on the Gospel

Sunday Musings

“The real trouble is that the pure Word of Jesus has been overlaid with so much human ballast–burdensome rules and regulations, false hopes and consolations–that it has become extremely difficult to make a genuine decision for Christ.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship, (p. 35)

Praying that the Word that was preached all over the country today breaks through the “human ballast and burdensome rules, regulations, and false hopes” of the Christ-less Christianity that is too often offered from the pulpits of America. 

Let Jesus shine. Let the world see the beauty of his person, the wonder of his person, the glory of his righteousness, Show the glory of Christ. Get out of the way and let his glory shine. Let the whole of your life declare that you are living for a completely different set of values because …

The tomb is empty. The tomb is empty. The tomb is empty! Sin has been conquered. Death is overcome. Eternity is ours. Let’s set our hearts and spirits to love one another and love the world in such radical patterns that the greatness of our God is made impossible to deny for every truth seeking, honest heart.


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