Friday, February 4, 2011

The Dangerously Full Embrace of the God of the Universe

"What we need now is, as we have always needed, is a far-ranging recovery of awe over, and trust in, the sheer power of the gospel, beginning with a return to the dangerously full embrace of the God of the universe present in the saving, interceding, exalted person of Jesus Christ. In Ephesians 3, Paul tells us that good servants of the gospel commit to decreasing themselves while preaching the "unsearchable riches of Christ.

"The unsearchable riches of Christ. Now that is a treasure worth spending our lives on! That is the treasure worth selling everything for, including our well-intentioned Jesus makeovers."

-- Ed Stetzer, in the Foreword to Your Jesus is Too Safe

1 comment:

rdsmith3 said...

Your Jesus is Too Safe is a book worth reading (and I read a lot of books). I can tell it affected me by the number of pages on which I have bent a corner to mark something meaningful to me. (For those not familiar with it, the book offers 12 aspect of Jesus.) In Jesus the Sacrifice, for example, I underlined:

Jesus was God who became man. Jesus was a king who served ... a shepherd who became a sheep ... a judge who took the punishment. And now a priest who not only offers a sacrifice, but a priest who becomes the sacrifice.