John Ortberg on being Christian
“People would rather debate doctrine or beliefs or tradition or interpretation than actually DO what Jesus said ( to do). It’s not rocket science. JUST DO IT.
Practice loving a difficult person or try forgiving someone. Give away some money. Tell someone thank you. Encourage a friend. Bless an enemy. Say I’m sorry. Worship God” John Ortberg
Theology applied is better than Theology intellectualized. The world does not need more Theologians, it needs more Christians…. little Christs. Look around and see the world around you for what it really is. Starving for love, desperate to have value and identity, thirsting for something to satisfy and sadly, listening to the world and the latest expert on living who has no idea why we live or for what purpose we were created.
Why dont we just try listening to the one who created life? Do you think He might have a better idea about how to live well. How to put together a worthy life? His name is Jesus, and He is the Christ, the Messiah, the name above all names and He wants you, yes you, to know that there is a better way to live.
It starts the moment that you accept that you are far from perfect, that you have not lived as you should. He says “ I know child, I’ ve waited for you to come to me so that I can heal you with forgiveness and love. “
From that moment forward you are saved eternally, no longer is the future a question mark. You also are now able to live a life just doing what Christ taught. There are no guesses. It will bring you peace and a true friend for the rest of your life.