Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Jesus Manifesto

I just started reading this book but I am drawn to anything that gets us as Christians back to Jesus and away from all of the stuff we seem to follow as Christians.

Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola (Thomas Nelson)

Christians have made the gospel about so many things—things other than Christ. Religious concepts, ideas, doctrines, strategies, methods, techniques, programs, and formulas have all eclipsed the beauty, the glory, and the reality of the Lord Jesus Himself. On the whole, the Christian family today is starved for a real experience of the living Christ. We know a lot about our Lord, but we don't know Him very well. We know a lot about trying to be like Jesus, but very little about living by His indwelling life. "Jesus Manifesto" presents a fresh unveiling of Jesus as not only Savior and Lord, but as so much more. It is a prophetic call to restore the supremacy and sovereignty of Christ in a world—and a church—that has lost sight of Him. Read this book and see your Lord like you've never seen Him before.

Sign The Manifesto at Go Unite The Tribe
By signing this manifesto, we identify ourselves as grateful recipients of the freewheeling generosity and audacious mercy of Jesus. We bear witness to His love as together we follow Him. We affirm the good news that Jesus died, is risen, and will come again. The holy Scriptures are our roadmap as we seek true humanity and community with one another. We acknowledge that Jesus continues to forgive us and, reflecting Him, we forgive others with open hearts. We impart Him to those around us when we clothe ourselves in mercy, humility, and patience.

We call on each other to commit ourselves daily to His love and, in doing so, to live as His representatives, delighting in His imagination as He uses every one of us to bring the good news to our world.

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