Radical Idea: It is better to suffer with Christ than to be comfortable without Christ. A life without suffering is an incomplete and malformed life.
Since when is “doing good” such a bad thing? When you count on your good deeds to save you...then it's bad. Why? It is so self-deceiving. The hardest person to reach in the world for Christ is the person who is religious.
“If I must choose between Christ and anything else, I will choose Christ.” Whenever you find yourself at in life, only the road to the cross leads to life.
Your education, your career, your ministry, your upbringing... are these really worthless? Compared to knowing Christ--- YES
What if everything you once held dear came crashing down? What if you discovered that you had built your entire life on a faulty foundation?
We replicate what we celebrate. Instead of honoring worldly accomplishments, fame and fortune, let's honor those who lay it on the line for the Kingdom of God.