Quotes from Follow Me by David Platt

“This is the heart of Christianity, and we are prone to miss it when we describe becoming a follower of Jesus as inviting him into our hearts. The reality of the gospel is that we do not become God’s children ultimately because of initiative in us, and he does not provide salvation primarily because of an invitation from us. Instead, before we were ever born, God was working to adopt us. While we were lying alone in the depth of our sin, God was planning to save us. And the only way we can become part of the family of God is through a love entirely beyond our imagination and completely our of our control.” – Follow Me by David Platt

“If Jesus wasn’t resurrected, then all of Christianity is a hoax and Christians are the most pitiably stupid people on the planet (the New Testament itself teaches this in 1 Corinthians 15). And if that’s the case, then we are free to pick and choose whatever we want to take from Jesus that might be helpful for us. But if Jesus did rise from the dead, if he did what no one else in all of history has ever done or will ever do – conquer death – then we can’t just accept what Jesus said. We must orient everything in our lives around what Jesus said.” – Follow Me by David Plat


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