“Normal living” can interfere with following Jesus. It’s hard to get out of the boat when all you want to do is float and gloat. Christians aren’t supposed to fit in and be like everyone else in society; we’re supposed to be like Jesus!
There’s no normal in following the risen Jesus. You never know what exciting thing He’s going to lead you into. I love being mindful of the living Jesus through out the day.
The simplicity of full-impact Christianity: Listen to the living Jesus and do what He says. Full-impact Christianity isn’t “normal.” It’s the “narrow way,” an ongoing supernatural connection with the living Jesus.
It’s hard to follow the living Jesus when you want to be normal. The Bible says, “We are fools for Christ.” When Christians try to be normal, they quench the Holy Spirit who wants to lead them to be in the world, but not of the world.
A guidebook isn’t designed to be analyzed. Its purpose is to lead you thru the real world. The Bible’s a guidebook.
When Christians are trained to be sermons of God’s love everyday, instead of just hearing sermons on Sunday, we’ll set captives free. Christianity needs self-denying leaders who follow the Bible mandate to “. . . in humility value others above yourselves.”
How was early Christianity different than contemporary? Search: The Joy Of Early Christianity book.