Sunday we started a brand new series called Radical. This is by far the toughest and most challenging series we have done at Connection Church. The series is based on the book. The book challenges the Americanized Jesus we’ve come to know and follow. Just check out this short video from David Platt and see if it doesn’t rock your thinking a bit.
Over the next 3 weeks we will be wrestling with this together. And I do mean together. Even as a pastor this series is really challenging my thinking and the radical commitment Jesus called and calls his followers to make. Truth is, I’m a bit nervous that this radical call will cause some to say, “no thanks” and walk away. After all, when Jesus said some of these things he went from 1,000’s following to just 12.
If you missed Sunday’s message you can listen to it here. I’ve heard everything from “I love it” to “I am really depressed by it.” What are your thoughts? What is God speaking to you? I really want us to wrestle with this together.
6 thoughts on “Radical”
I feel like I was woken up by it. I’ve talked more to God in the last three days than I have in a very very long time. And it feels more like a relationship than an obligation.
Thank you for your willingness to push us out of our comfort zones.
I am really wrestling with this as well. This is not the “cookie-cutter” church message I am accustomed to.
I hate this book…in a good way. It is really challenging me and stretching me in my walk with Christ. I am really enjoying the book.
I love this series.
Ok, so I read the first chapter, and I have to say I am overwhelmed! To think that we are not doing things the way Jesus intended is a blow, even though I did know it. To change our life so “radically” seems impossible. I am discouraged by what I read. I’m looking for a glimmer of hope. I think this lesson on Radical will be good for us, it’s just that right now I feel defeated. Not trying to be a downer, just letting you know how I feel.
This is sort of a hard message for us as an American/Western cultural to accept, but it is the truth of what it is suppose to mean to be Christian, though certainly not an easy truth to swallow. Thank you Pastor Brad Farnsworth for speaking on this, I don’t think I would have ever thought about it otherwise
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