If we are supposed to actually be like Jesus…

April 26, 2007 at 5:21 pm 3 comments

If we are supposed to actually be like Jesus shouldn’t we…

1. say and do things that pretty much guarantee religious people will want to kill us and repeatedly say and do these things until they forcefully stop us? (Matthew 5:20;6:2;6:5;9:1-7;12:14;27:16)

2. do really cool things for people and then make them promise not to tell anyone? (Matthew 8:3-4) 

3. hang out with the most despicable, looked down upon and shunned people we can find?

4. whenever possible, forgive and restore people even if they have betrayed us? (John 21:15-17)

5. serve people whenever we can, including getting down with dirty feet? (John 13:1-17)

6. have the craziest guy around baptize us? (Matthew 3)

7. live in a way that makes people talk? (Luke 19:6-7)

8. when we are sad, cry, in public? (John 11:35)

9. repeatedly break man-made religious laws? (Matthew 12:1-8)

10. take complex religious theology and make it simple? (Matthew 22:34-40)

Jesus was truly one of a kind.  It was His uniqueness that made the difference.  When we are willing to be outrageously unique we will begin to make a Jesus kind of difference


Entry filed under: Christianity, Faith, Jesus, Thoughts.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. .justin  |  May 20, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    i love rebel jesus!

    he’s more fun!

  • 2. renversgirl  |  May 2, 2007 at 8:33 am

    this one made me smile in a way i haven’t in a few days, sometimes i get so sucked in by the chaos and turmoil in my life i forget all the things He did so i could rise above it.

  • 3. Kari  |  April 27, 2007 at 7:31 am

    How often we forget how Jesus interacted with those in His own time, and how that must have appeared to others… It’s a hard calling, to follow after Him. But I can just see it now, what kind of difference we could make if we lived like this. THANKS for the reality check, and the challenge.

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