â€œInstead of standing up for Jesus, we should stand up with Jesusâ€¦ and Jesus stands up for the guilty.â€ “That’s the kind of statements we want to make. The easy ones.” “It’s not our job to throw rocks at anybody after the kind of grace we’ve received.” “I don’t want to be the guy accusing the people that Jesus is defending.”Click here and select the “Don’t Stand Up For Jesus” link to listen to it. It is about an hour long, but it will challenge you theologically and culturally. Here’s the description for the message:
From Chick-fil-A sandwiches to the Church of God General Assembly, this message has it all. In our “culture wars”, we often feel the need to defend Jesus, to stand up for Jesus. But does Jesus need us to defend Him? What if we are supposed to stand with Jesus rather than stand up for Him? This provocative message takes you from the woman caught in adultery that Jesus stood up for in John 8, to Peter cutting off an ear attempting to stand up for Jesus on the eve of His death. We want to take a stand for God…but what if God is taking a stand for sinners?You can also check him out on Twitter and his blog.
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