the stunning message of Christianity

Came across this insightful paragraph in my reading Monday night … read, consider and be blessed!

“This is the stunning message of Christianity: Jesus died for you so that he might live in you.  Jesus doesn’t merely improve your old nature, he imparts to you an entirely new nature – one that is completely united with his.  Everything that belongs to him becomes yours.  His righteousness replaces your unrighteousness.  His Spirit fills your spirit.  His love becomes your love.  His joy becomes your joy.  His mind becomes your mind.  His desires become your desires.  His will becomes your will.  His purpose becomes your purpose.  His power becomes your power.  The Christian life thus becomes nothing less than the outliving of the indwelling Christ.  This is the essence of what it means to be a Christian – a follower of Christ.”

What Did Jesus Mean When He Said Follow Me? booklet
David Platt




About bwebbjr

A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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10 Responses to the stunning message of Christianity

  1. Glen says:

    Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.

  2. Anne Kirkland says:

    Thank you, Bernie!
    I have never seen the gospel of grace explained so perfectly. It is totally what I have come to understand and embrace over the past few years, and it IS stunning!
    Amen and Amen!

    • bwebbjr says:

      You are welcome Anne … and it is so good to hear from you. Hope and pray all is well for you and Kenny! Stunning indeed … Be blessed IN Christ Jesus, His love and His words!


  3. have to charge the Kindle.

  4. jimdavenport says:

    My prayer is that I will allow God to do just what is said here by David Platt! I know for sure that His Grace is sufficient for me … No matter the circumstances. Jim

  5. Thanks for this, Platt is awesome!

    • bwebbjr says:

      You are welcome. And David Platt is indeed insightful … looking to share another excerpt from his little booklet today or Saturday – thanks for the comment and the follow. Be blessed IN Christ Jesus my friend! Bernie

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