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Accept or Decline? 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Accept or Decline?

When we accept Jesus’ call to follow him, we should probably be aware that there are terms and conditions.


When you download an app to your smartphone or laptop, you are usually asked to accept or decline certain terms and conditions. Do you ever read these conditions? If, not, you are not alone. It would take you 25 days to read every such statement, and most of us just don’t have that sort of time. Is this the attitude we’ve taken in our discipleship walk with Jesus? He calls us to follow him, so we do, without reading the terms and conditions. After all, if you can’t trust Jesus, who can you trust? But then, you discover that a cross and self-denial is involved!


For material based on today’s gospel text, see “How to Live When the World’s on Fire,” November 17, 2013.


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