Selfianity focuses on the wrong hero

Put self aside. Let the living Jesus be your ride and take you where He decides. Selfianity isn’t true Christianity.

There’s only room for one Savior in a Christian’s life–the risen Jesus. Follow Him. Dietrich Bonhoeffer put it this way: “Not hero worship, but intimacy with Christ.”

Christianity, if it is built only on abstract principles, has little impact on daily life. Jesus is my Hero. He changed my life and continues to daily change me from within.

The living Jesus is talking! I love listening to Him. It’s okay if you don’t hear what I say; it’s tragic if you don’t hear what Jesus says to you.

Our way and Christ’s way seldom match. We must choose one or the other. Walking with the living Jesus, you’ll notice that He continually cancels your plans.

Christians are called to love people, no matter how they make us feel. Live with such love that your life causes atheists to mistrust their disbelief in God

To be justified “by grace alone,” you can’t trust in your own effort–only in Jesus. Jesus carried your guilt so you don’t have to. His forgiveness is true freedom!

Things we dislike in other people are often operating stealth-like within us. Blaming others makes us unable to see the evil that’s within our own heart. Humbly receiving truth from God, will set you free from running from your conscience.

The Christian’s fight isn’t against people, but against invisible, evil influences. A Christian’s weapons aren’t physically or verbally coercive, but powerfully loving! (See Ephesians 6:12 and 2 Corinthians 10:4.)

Here’s one more, powerful Dietrich Bonhoeffer quote: “If my sinfulness appears to me in any way smaller or less detestable in comparison with the sins of others, I am still not recognizing my sinfulness at all.”

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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