Christianity is Still All About Jesus


Five years ago I posted on the essence of Christianity –
It’s ALL About JESUS!
Many people in America today look to Jesus as just a wonderful moral example that we should try to follow. He certainly provides a picture of integrity, selflessness and humility. But He didn’t claim to only be a moral example; He claimed to be the only way to the Father. N.T. Wright notes,
Christianity isn’t about Jesus offering a wonderful moral example, as though our principal need was to see what a life of utter love and devotion to God and to other people would look like, so we could try to copy it. If that had been Jesus’s main purpose, we could certainly say it had some effect. Some people’s lives really have been changed simply by contemplating and imitating the example of Jesus. But observing Jesus’s example could equally well simply make a person depressed. Watching Richter play the piano or Tiger Woods hit a golf ball doesn’t inspire me to go out and copy them. It makes me realize that I can’t come close and never will.

Jesus is God! He died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins. He rose again on Easter! By conquering sin and death, He provides access to God to all who believe in Him.

Read the rest of this previous post – It’s All About Jesus!

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Proclaim the truth boldly that Jesus is the only way!

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer and strategist – and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. His training skills have been used to mobilize church planters, pastors and ministry leaders across the country and around the world. Missional Challenge partners together with churches, networks and denominations to advance disciplemaking movements globally.With 25+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches. He created The Multiplication Cycle™ to assist church planters to start churches by making disciples. He has trained and coached hundreds of coaches and church planters across the United States and internationally.Dave has been coaching pastors and church planters for more than ten years. His experience in church multiplication led to his doctorate in transformational leadership at Bakke Graduate University. He also received a Master of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary and graduated from Biola University with a B.S. in Business Administration.
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  1. Catie Cucjen
    Catie Cucjen says:

    I really like the example N.T Wright says about Richter and Tiger Woods.."It makes me realize that I can't come close and never will". It's a good reminder to be reminded that Christ is, yes, someone to strive to be more like, but also someone who we must revere and praise; someone who we can never be like truly and, in that, finding contentment.

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