Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | April 28, 2017

Jesus is not a life coach or a blessing dispenser

WrongWhat do you want from Jesus?

  • someone who gives wise life advice in the form of checklists that can be performed in order to reach a certain goal–like being a “successful” Christian or going to heaven?
  • someone who doles out blessings left and right when we do what we are “supposed” to do or even when we just ask?

Matt Johnson dispels all of the wrong ways we portray Jesus in “Getting Jesus Wrong”.  Depending on how we’ve been raise or what we’ve been told about Him, we have an idea of who we want Jesus to be. But Jesus is not as predictable as we would like Him to be.  He doesn’t dole out blessings based on our good behavior.  Sometimes we do what God wants us to do, but we don’t get what we want.

Whether you agree with Johnson or not, his book is thought-provoking and insightful.  Knowing Jesus shouldn’t leave you feeling guilt-ridden.  Neither should we perform for blessings.  When we come to know the real Jesus, we will experience the freedom in Christ we are promised in God’s Word.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program.  The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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