The Jesus Way vs. The American Way


Billy Graham: We must put our belief in the one true God, having faith in Him alone. He is the One who spoke into existence the sun, moon, and stars – and, yes, life itself. We must reject the pride of those who teach that man is god, and instead embrace the Man Jesus Christ.

I love this message by Eugene Peterson! It sure does PREACH JESUS!!!! I love to PREACH JESUS!!! You will note there is nothing in here about conspiracy theories! ONLY JESUS!!!!!!!!!! FOCUS ON JESUS!!! ABSORB JESUS!!! Some of you love your politics and conspiracy theories more than JESUS!!!!!!!!! Satan is working overtime to get us all to focus on anything but JESUS! Read the Word of GOD! All the answers are in your Bible, not conspiracy theories! THE JESUS WAY!!! So many Christians are falling away from the TRUTH OF JESUS!


Here is a text, words spoken by Jesus, that keeps this in clear focus: “I am the way, the truth and the life.” (John 14:6) The Jesus way wedded to the Jesus truth brings about the Jesus life. We can’t proclaim the Jesus truth but then do it any old way we like. Nor can we follow the Jesus way without speaking the Jesus truth.

But Jesus as the truth gets far more attention than Jesus as the way. Jesus as the way is the most frequently evaded metaphor among the Christians with whom I have worked for 50 years as a North American pastor. In the text that Jesus sets before us so clearly and definitively, way comes first. We cannot skip the way of Jesus in our hurry to get to the truth of Jesus as he is worshiped and proclaimed. The way of Jesus is the way that we practice and come to understand the truth of Jesus, living Jesus in our homes and workplaces, with our friends and family.

Eugene Peterson: The Jesus Way Vs. The American Way

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