Jesus as Add-on

“Adopt the attitude that was in Christ Jesus:

Though he was in the form of God, he did not consider being equal with God something to exploit.” Philippians 2:5-6

 

A few days ago I was reading Philippians 2 and the passage above correlated to something Pastor Stuart from Valley Life Center has been saying, “Jesus is not an add-on.” I will keep this short. If we live our lives as if Jesus were an add-on, then we make ourselves out to be greater than God. Jesus then becomes little more than a talisman of good luck on our pursuit of American Christian Spirituality. If Jesus didn’t do it, what makes us think we can? 

 

I’m glad for the opportunity to go to Family Camp this weekend and spend a little uncluttered time with God, family, and friends. My prayer is that God will show me where I’ve bought into the notion that “a little Jesus goes a long way” and in response lay my life before Jesus who is the only way.

 

Thanks for listening to my rant. 

 

Grace and peace,

Brook

 

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