• Our hope-filled future is bound up in sharing the story of Jesus, in discipling others, in bringing those disciples together into communities of believers, and in developing and releasing those believers to create other communities... till Jesus the King comes again!

What we learned … again

Here are quotes from some of our posts on King’s Cross:

“What we may learn to give is a deeper commitment and call to follow Him, shedding our self focused way of living which may treat God only as a help in time of need and not a Redeemer needed every day.  What we may learn to get is a richer appreciation of His presence with us, of His love for us despite how we may feel or think.” (ch 6)

“When we try to depend on outside sources, we fall short and end up feeling disappointed, frustrated, depressed, unsatisfied and discontent. It is only a shadow and we will have to keep coming back again and again to feel a sense of true acceptance. Jesus says in Heb 10:10, “For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.”” (ch 7)

“What is amazing is that Jesus Himself, as He goes to the cross, will experience both the rejection felt by the Syrophoenician woman and the silence of the deaf and mute man.  He will take upon Himself the weight of the ravages of sin in this world and in our lives, so as to deliver us, free us from the power that sin seeks to exercise over our lives.” (ch 8)

 

One reader share this comment in response to King’s Cross and what he learned: “I’ve enjoyed the journey through this book, and look forward to the next book we will read together.  In a word, Cross. I feel the book addressed an attitude adjustment in my life: to follow Jesus is to bear my cross.  The followership He invites me to is not easy going, problem free, without struggle, evil and hardship.  To pick up my cross, daily, and follow Jesus is a real challenge when I simply don’t feel like it, or my heart is prone to wander, and/or I find it too darn hard!  Keller, and the interpretation of his work through my colleagues, helped me with this quite a bit.”

 

 

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