Christianity Without The Religion BLOG hosted by Brad Jersak.
The early New Testament church quickly learned that they could not deceive or manipulate God. The relationship he offered them, and that he offers us, is one that we can only receive, not gain or earn. We have nothing to offer God that he doesn't already have.
Jesus disciples all wanted to be rich and famous, but the kingdom of heaven is founded on an opposing value -- serving others rather than serving ourselves. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR262.mp3
What did Jesus mean when he said, Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me?
Greg explains the real difference between the sheep and the goats of Jesus parable in Matthew 25.