Also, the emphasis in this book is not "Jesus is love" or "Jesus is loving" or "Jesus forgives." These things are all true, are all good, and all play a part in the Good News of the Gospel, for sure. Sometimes I wonder that we don't give our children, especially at the youngest ages, a full enough picture of the Lord's depth of character. The emphasis in this book is that Jesus came to seek and to save the lost. What an excellent reminder that we are all called to the Great Commission. Christianity is not supposed to be an exclusively consumer lifestyle. "I got saved," "I have a lot more peace," "I've been forgiven" (again, these things are excellent, but the fullness of the Gospel is SO much more!). Christianity is a radical rebirth that should change the trajectory of our lives and cause us to consider the Lord's Kingdom before considering the cares of this world. High goals He gives us, not because we are capable, but because He is sufficient.
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