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Radical Jesus

I’ve been pondering a new post for quite some time now, and though I’ve written many words, nothing is coming together for me. It’s been a long month here at the farm, filled with opportunities to serve a wide range of friends, new and old. It hasn’t always been fun, in fact I’ve wanted to retreat to easier, softer ways of doing things for some weeks now. But as I live through this season of my life I’m challenged to begin learning what it means to truly follow Jesus.

My friends Andy and Serenity have issued an invitation to spend Holy Week listening to this sermon series. I’ve accepted, and the first one was exactly what I needed to hear. If you choose to listen along, leave a comment so I can pray for you as we walk together on this road of radical discipleship.

The series is called Radical: What the Gospel Demands, and here’s an abstract from the website:

“In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.” With these words, Jesus turned away large crowds who were following Him. With grace and authority, He beckoned potential followers to consider the demands of discipleship. For most, the price was too high and the cost was too great. In the 2000 years since Jesus spoke these words, it begs the question: Do we in contemporary Christianity realize the high price of following Jesus? Do we understand the great cost for all who call themselves followers of Christ? Take a closer look at the words of Jesus that require us to consider the implications of the Gospel for every facet of our lives.


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