In his book, “The Barbarian Way” author Erwin McManus challenges us to rethink our view of Christianity. In particular he challenges us to rethink our inherited view of faith as something that is safe and sanitised, and calls us to rediscover a more passionate and revolutionary faith.
In essence, McManus is questioning whether some of what we assume is Christianity is what Jesus had in mind. Did Jesus really offer us a life of endless comfort and security? Or, did He have something else in mind?
McManus writes, “Jesus understood His purpose was to save us not from pain and suffering, but from meaninglessness.” We can so often get upset at God when things don’t work out for us. When a business deal fails, when people suffer, or when relationships break apart. Yet, is that what Jesus came for? Did He come to make sure we could enjoy a life of comfort? Or could it be that He invites us to follow Him into the places where He needs us most to bring support, healing, help and hope?
Whether you are a regular at Mosaic or visiting us for the first time, this Easter we invite you to consider what Jesus is really like, and how this might change your life?
Jesus may not give you the life you think you want, but perhaps He is inviting you into the life you need. Into a life where not everything will be easy or perfect. Yet, a life where you join with God in what He is doing in this world. A life of significance and purpose.