Sunday, March 08, 2009
Jesus' Agenda, Not Ours.
“We all have our own agendas for Jesus, just as the apostles had for Him. He, however, has an agenda for us. His agenda is power for us to be living, speaking testimonies for Him to an unbelieving world, power to love our enemies, power to bless those who curse us, power to forgive as He forgives us, power to love one another. This is the coming of the kingdom that He has in mind for us now. The other kind of power will come later; but that is the power He exercised in His own death on the cross, and it is the power He gives us. There is no other power for the church or for the Christian now.” (Jerram Barrs, The Heart of Evangelism, pg. 20)