We live in a culture where comfort is king. Our houses, cars, furniture, smart phones & everything in-between screams of comfort. We all want things that make our life easier. We say we’re up for a challenge but if we’re being honest, those moments are usually few & far between.
Not only does the Gospel of Jesus challenge us but the Gospel of Jesus will inevitably offend us. We want a Gospel to snuggle with. Something to keep us warm & safe. Something that comforts us. No doubt following Jesus will bring us comfort but in finding that comfort, we will be challenged & we will be offended. To remedy this problem, we decide it’s better to keep God in a box. We make God into us instead of becoming more like Him.
- The Gospel of Jesus expresses disdain for those of us who pursue money & wealth.
- The Gospel of Jesus calls us to put others ahead of ourselves.
- The Gospel of Jesus shows a story of love for ALL people even terrorist & murderers.