We admire those who sacrifice time, wealth, comfort, and more in service to the Lord... but we are not always ready to follow their examples. Particularly for those living in prosperous cultures, the saying of Christ is disturbing: “Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple."
James Boice reminds Christians that they are not their own, but are a part of Jesus' Church, having been purchased by His precious blood. This new life has radical implications; it means denying one's self, taking up the cross, and following Jesus.
Publication Date: Revised June 2019
Topic: Christian Living, Gospel, Suffering,