Sheep who Win the Battle with Wolves

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sheepamongwolvesNik Ripken:

Those of us who have grown comfortable with the teachings of Christ have allowed His teachings to lose their edge. So much of what Jesus taught makes no sense from a human perspective.

Love your enemies.
If you want to be great, first learn to be a servant.
If someone smacks you across the face, turn your head and let him slap you on the other side.
If someone steals your coat, offer him your shirt as well.
If you want to live, you need first to die to yourself.

The complete list of Jesus’ crazy-sounding teachings is a lot longer than that.

To me, the most startling thing Jesus ever said was when He assigned His followers the task of going out in pairs to share His good news with lost people.

In the history of the world, no sheep has ever won a fight with a wolf. The very idea is insane… Jesus still calls His followers today to go out and live “as sheep among wolves.”

– from The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected

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