Have we gone mad? Has someone put a hex on us? Have we taken leave of our senses?
Clearly something crazy is going on! It is obvious that many followers of Jesus and “Christians” don’t consistently focus on the message of a crucified Jesus. The focus just isn’t there. Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood to pay the price for our missing God’s goal for our life. That is the clear message of the Way of Jesus.
How did my new life in Jesus begin? Was it by “being a good person” and working my tail off to please God?
No, certainly not. I am not a good person. God isn’t impressed with my efforts to save myself. It was by responding to the good news of God’s message to me.
Will the craziness continue? For only crazy people would think they could complete by their own efforts what was begun by God.
If we weren’t smart enough or strong enough to begin it, how do we suppose we could perfect it and make it mature? Did we go through this whole painful learning process for nothing?
There is good news. It is not yet a total loss. It certainly will be if disciples of Jesus don’t stand firm and keep this up! While the world may consider certain profane acts as “normal”, we must be clear that it is not God’s goal for us to live in depravity.
Jesus died to break the chains of our slavery to missing God’s goal. The power of the resurrected Jesus lives in us via the Holy Spirit. We must be true to our mission.