Do you ever get the idea that Jesus is a demanding Messiah? On one level, you’d be right. His call to discipleship is challenging. The kind of faith he is looking for involves a commitment to live a certain way that often runs counter to the way of the world. As we saw earlier, it’s a call to repent and believe the good news: to change our minds about what it means to live under the loving care of God and to change our actions so that they match up with that call.
In this article, we want to look at two stories that highlight the challenge of Jesus’ call, as well as the blessings that come from...
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