I Became A Christian And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

Today I read an excerpt of a book that I just ordered from Amazon.

The book is called “I Became A Christian and All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt.”

Interesting title but it poses some really important questions.

Jesus said “I have come that you might have life and have it to the full, (abundantly,extravagantly).

And yet somehow along the way we traded his richness for our routines, His adventure for our apathy, his promises for a lousy t-shirt.  I’ll keep you posted on the progress of the book. (It’ll take a couple days to get here)

Meanwhile let’s ponder some important quizos…

How has your life changed since becoming a Christian?

Have you experienced real abundant life or have you traded it in for a routine Christian existance?

Are you following Jesus (Abiding in Him) or have you been following a set of moral guidelines? (There is a difference)

Comment back on these questions and maybe together we can rediscover the dangerous, adventurous Christian life that Jesus and His disciples led, and the life that we were called to.

Selah (Hebrew for “Think about it”) and comment back.

~ by pastormikeadams on May 19, 2008.

One Response to “I Became A Christian And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt”

  1. I had to respond to this one because I truly feel that if your life has not changed after becoming a Christian, then maybe you are not really a Christian.

    When you come to know God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit a change must take place. There is a freedom and a peace so great, that you just have to know that something is different. A routine Christian experience is just that, an experience, an emotion, a temporary fix.

    Abundant life can only come when you turn that experience into a relationship; a relationship so intimate that you become one with Christ. Abiding in Him is being engulfed by His presence, surrounded by his love and his mercy and yes, there is a difference. Following a set of moral guidelines just puts you in bondage as the Law did in the Old Testament.

    Jesus was a radical and he came to change the way man lived his life. It became dangerous because when you come to make waves in something that is settled in people’s mind, people begin to hate you and find ways to get rid of you.

    In today’s world, being a Christian is dangerous and radical. Everyone is out to stiffle God and Christ in us and being politically correct is the “in” thing. Compromising with the world moral values is the modern way, but not the true way. If you are a real Christian, abiding in Christ and in an intimate relationship with Him, then yes there must be a change, a wonderful change and you will not be popular.

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