The Secret Success of a Hated Life

“When Jesus calls a man, He bids him come and die.” The author here presents a powerful message that bids us to examine…
Great words we all need to hear, if we name the name of Christ.

Chief of the least

“Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies it remains alone; but if it dies it bears much fruit. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” (John 12:25)

Jesus preached the anti-prosperity gospel of modern American evangelicalism. He also would have had no part in the modern psyscho-babble self-esteem feel goody shtick of Dr. Phil wannabe pastors.

The immediate context of this verse shows Jesus speaking to the disciples towards the closing of His earthly ministry. When the Greeks came to seek him (v 21) He knew the end was near for Him, as this signaled a final chapter to his public ministry to the Jews (v 23). He could have no ministry to the Gentiles until He died as a sin offering for them, as an imperishable seed that would bear much eternal…

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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3 Responses to The Secret Success of a Hated Life

  1. granbee says:

    Jesus was DEFINITELY anti-materialist. Have these prosperity preachers forgotten about the injunction to observe the lilies of the field, the sparrows?

  2. chiefofleast says:

    Thanks for the reblog! Excellent site you have with some thought provoking material!

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