will actually lead to blessing for those who will not shrink back because we will know Jesus better and see His kingdom come in greater ways. (Mt. 5:10-12; Jn. 15:18-20)
Really following Jesus is
to some (whether we mean to be or not).
One way we know Christ that can’t be replaced by anything else is sharing in His
. (Phil. 3:10)
These came from joining the Father in helping the hurting and from the confrontations of those who
Those who really follow Jesus smell. We are the aroma - the
- of Christ. (2 Cor. 2:14-16)
To some it is awesome; to others it is more than unattractive - it is
If we are not careful,
can become a major goal of our faith. And when that happens, it is really the undoing of true faith.
, even at the smallest of levels, can make us want to shrink back from in any way being
We cannot truly love Jesus and follow Him as our Lord and not have an “air” about us that some will find
no matter how humbling and loving we live it out.
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