Thursday, July 10, 2003

Book Idea-The Commands of Jesus

I regularly drive Amy nuts with the latest book idea that I have, but I really am going to write this one. In fact I heard one Christian author talking about writing a chapter a day--very doable if you set your mind to it. The idea came to me while passing a large Christian Church this morning which named itself after "The Way" (the first name of Christians) although they do not call themselves "the Way" but another term that is a little more hip and means the same thing. Which in many ways is the crux of the problem that spurred the idea.

If we take Christ seriously, shouldn't we take His commands too?

What are some of the commands of Jesus? 1)Not to judge (hey, I know I'm doing that right now and I repent), 2) Forgive, 3)Follow Jesus, 4) Take up your cross, 5)Take this all of you and eat, 6) Take this all of you and drink, 7) Do this in memory of me, 8) It must not be that way with you, 9) Put away the sword, 10) Love one another as I have loved you.

There are more but even these ten give us much to ponder, don't they?