Jesus – No PhD needed!
“But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” – Luke 18:16
Why like a child? Jesus Is Simple!
Why the least of these? Jesus Is Simple!
Why the tax collector and Not the Pharisee? Jesus Is Simple!
Man has so polluted and convoluted and confused God and Jesus Christ with religiosity, prosperity and denomination based theology that it is difficult to see Him even on a good day at times – this has become the main reason I feel a desperate need to write!
God is so incredibly easy to understand IF you just get three simple words – God Is Love!
With just 11 words I can share the message of the gospel – “God Is Love, God Radically Loves you, God Radically Loves me!”
The problem with the law, religion, money, power or any other source of temporary comfort is that you are no longer resting in Abba!
In the passage above and many others IF looked at in the simplicity of those 11 words we see The God of All the Universe in the light of The Being that I want to spend eternity with, share with others and am constantly growing an ever increasingly Thank-Full heart for!
This is the message of Grace, BeGraceFull.com and I pray long after I am dead and gone the message people remember about my life!
Bob the problem is not just with modern day preachers. Paul said, “Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.”Hebrews 4:11 Rod
Hi Rod – Thank you for sharing! Yes most ministers do Not teach Grace like it is taught in my opinion in the Bible by Jesus, Paul and others.
Lets look at Hebrews 11 in its entirety shall we. The people of that day like the religious of this day are being disobedient Not to God’s righteous law but to the gospel! What does that look like?
Disobedience to Grace and the gospel IS obedience and reliance to law and my works – in which case I could not rest in Him Alone!
Does that make sense?
Thank you Bob. With the help of the Holy Spirit and the Amplified Bible, I understand what Paul is saying. It seems my real problem is unbelief in God’s word, and I don’t know why I don’t believe. Rod
Thank you for sharing Rod – I went through years of an angry existence because of the religious word that got shoved at me. For me the more I opened myself up to the idea that The Gift was so much bigger than I could ever conceive and the Love of God was more than my little ole human brain could see or understand the greater I grew in ThankFullness and understanding of Grace!
Just my thoughts brother – hope that helps – Love you!
I think part of the problem is there are 27 books in the New Testament and it is hard to see the trees for the forest. Rod
Thanks Rod – If a tree brings Peace, Love and Joy I keep it otherwise I don’t see it – that keeps my forest clear!