- To put it plainly, churchgoers who are “lukewarm” are not Christians.
- Jesus’ call to commitment is clear: He wants all or nothing.
- The thought of a person calling himself a “Christian” without being a devoted follower of Christ is absurd.
- We’re willing to make changes in our lives only if we think it affects our salvation.
I do not want true believers to doubt their salvation as they read this book. In the midst of our failed attempts at loving Jesus, His grace covers us.
- We should have a posture of obedience and surrender, where a person perpetually moves toward Christ.
God wants our best, deserves our best, and demands our best.
- Our greatest fear as individuals and as a church should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.
- God’s definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.
- I fully believe that we are saved by grace, through faith, by the gift of God, and that true faith manifests itself through our actions.
- How many of us would really leave our families, our jobs, our education, our friends, our connections, our familiar surroundings, and our homes if Jesus asked us to?
Not a "Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy" type of a class but a absolutely vital discussion to have periodically as we check our "straight and narrow" course. Thanks John for your leadership!
Next week, we will have a discussion related to Chapter 6 "When You're in Love".
See you there.