What are you buying?

Nearly everyone who reads my blog has Facebook.  Many also have Instagram, Twitter, etc.  Some of my friends sell beauty cream, some sell toothpaste, some raise money for their charitable work, some sell time in a batting cage, some sell things from their graphics business, and some are selling groceries.  If you need info on any of these products, I can hook you up.

Sometimes I think that others must see me “selling Jesus”.  Most of my posts are about coming to, following, and serving Jesus.  “Selling” is not the right word as we discussed in Yesterday’s blog that what Jesus offers is free, but it was not cheap.  Jesus offers a lifestyle change.  Not everyone wants a lifestyle change.  He is not content to be an add on to improve the recipe of your life like adding walnuts to a brownie recipe or adding M&M’s to a chocolate chip cookie recipe.

While He will take you just as you are, He loves you too much to leave you that way.  He will turn your life upside down…. or in reality, right side up.  If you discover any other form of Jesus, you are not getting the real thing.  Our society loves the discounted, fake version.  And that is the version society will buy and celebrate this Christmas season.  The biggest danger in getting the fake version is that you quit looking for the real thing.

“Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession…Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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