The Counter-Culture Christ

Jesus was a misfit

“The world . . . hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil” (John 7:7).

He was slandered. He was rejected. He was executed.

Jesus was a misfit. “The world . . . hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil” (John 7:7).

He was slandered. He was rejected. He was executed.

He is still counter-culture. His teaching on greed (Luke 12:13-21) confronts the materialism of our day.

His welcoming children (Mark 10:13-16) stands in sharp contrast to the neglect and abuse of little ones—and the termination of so many pre-born.

His claim to be the only way to God (John 14:6) is politically incorrect.

We also must decide Do we want to be popular with the world or pleasing to God?

Following Him, we too will know what it means to be out of step and out of favor with the world.

But we will hear His “Well done” at the end of the road.

And isn’t that enough?

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Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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