A Cross-shaped People: The Goal of Christian Discipleship

Continued from Yesterday “What is a Christian: How Should He View himself and His Mission? (part 4) Today: (Part 5) We are a “cross-bought and cross-shaped people.” Let me start by citing a number of Scriptures. First, on the “cross-bought” nature of our existence, Paul speaking to the Ephesian elders says this: Acts 20:28 “Be … More A Cross-shaped People: The Goal of Christian Discipleship

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The Difference a Sojourner’s Lifestyle Makes to Settlers

Continued from Yesterday “What is a Christian: How Should He View himself and His Mission? (part 4) Today: The effect of a sojourners lifestyle on settlers This disquiets the settler. He or she believes in Christ but still looks for fulfillment and joy in things, and experiences, and accomplishments, rather than in Christ himself—in the … More The Difference a Sojourner’s Lifestyle Makes to Settlers

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When a Christian understands the cross-shapedness of his calling, what happens?

Continued from Yesterday “What is a Christian: How Should He View Himself and His Mission? (part 3) To be a sojourner, to be a fisher of men, is to understand the cross-shapedness of our calling. We must train our people to be driven by a vision of the cross. Believers in Christ who know, who … More When a Christian understands the cross-shapedness of his calling, what happens?

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The Difference Between a Sojourner and a Settler

Continued from Monday (What is a Christian? How should he view himself and his mission? Part 1) “What is a Christian: How Should He View himself and His Mission? (Part 2)     A settler, like a sojourner, is a person who is on a journey.  My image, as a white-middle class 49 years old,* who grew … More The Difference Between a Sojourner and a Settler

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An Open Letter to My Cranky Ana-Baptist and Reformed Young Friends

It’s Empty Headed to Think that Criticism Rather Living Like Jesus is Going to Change the World There is a vicious new sport in our culture that is destroying spiritual passion among many of God’s people across denominational lines. It is currently running rampant in the Evangelical tribe of the church but seems to be … More An Open Letter to My Cranky Ana-Baptist and Reformed Young Friends

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We are a Cross-bought People: Part 3

The Settler’s Struggle with the Sojourner The settler doesn’t like the company of the sojourner. They threaten his security. Their past lives frighten him and make him uncomfortable. Their dysfunctional pasts are messy and unfamiliar. Some of them sport tattoos and piercings and hair color and clothing that frighten and confuse the settler. He has … More We are a Cross-bought People: Part 3

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