Tuesday, March 26, 2013

In the Greek, "No one" Means No One

"It is not our job to rail against sin." Graham Cooke

It is sad to see so many, myself included, who are becoming embarrassed by the word "Christian". I do not want to be lumped together with all the angry voices, protests and petitions I am seeing across our nation. 

But I am not ready to give up on being called a Christian. Can we take the name of "Christian" back from the shouters and protestors? 

2 Corinthians 5:14 describes our job; to let people know that God is not angry at them. We have been given the assignment of 'ministry of reconciliation'. We are here for 2 purposes as far as I can see:
  1. To worship God.
  2. To be ministers of reconciliation.
This weekend we are celebrating the moment when God paid for all of our dirty, ugly gunk. 
It is finished.
It is paid in full.
For everyone. Everyone.

Listen to Graham Cooke describe it best.......(8 minutes)




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4 comments:

  1. AMEN! I am proud to call myself a Christian, a Christ follower. Thankful to be celebrating all that that means with you this weekend.

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  2. I don't like all the negativity either. In part it's a defensive reaction and it also seems sometimes, well earned by loud ugliness. Sigh. I'm always just so doggone relieved that I was just asked to love and be fruity (peace, joy, gentleness, etc) and not judge. Seems like a huge weight off my shoulders, to me.

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  3. I agree. And isn't it just like the enemy to put the focus on negativity during this holiest of weeks? Thanks for this perspective.

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  4. "Can we take the name of 'Christian' from the shouters and the protestors?" Preach it sister! So tired of living with the black eye others give the name. I agree with Marti's statement too. Thanks for this post Susie!

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