Christians can be such an interesting group of people. Although our life can be remarkably changed by God, so that we can begin to live a life of hope, and peace, and purpose, at the same time, too easily we can lose focus and spend most of our mental energy finding fault with each other. We can emotionally invest ourself in taking sides in the mega-church/small church debate, or the evangelical/charismatic disagreements, or being social needs focused, or ….. . On and on, it could go.
Not for a moment, do I think that is the kind of life to which Jesus has called us .
In a fine, little book called, “The Cross Centered Life”, C.J. Mahaney encourages Christians to focus on the core of our faith—the Gospel. Like the importance that a lighthouse had to ships years ago, so too, the Gospel should act as a daily lighthouse helping us to focus on truly what is most important in life.
The Gospel message should penetrate each of us with its laser-like conviction that each of us stands guilty before the Living God, but like a hologram, it should also reveal to us the awesomeness of a Loving God.
This book will be an encouragement to you to think like the Apostle Paul who said in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (nlt): ” I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. ”