Gettn’ back to the basics. #thesis #ATCQ & #architecture
I love the, “Your are only my disciples if…” verses. JC makes himself clear.
25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? 29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you,30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’
31 “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. 33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.
1.) Must hold relationship w/ God and JC’s teachings higher than ANY other relationship. There is no close second. Must deny self daily. (*When needed: Will deny emotions, feelings, traditions, comfrotZones, personal pleasures, flesh desires, etc.) #deep
2.) Must first count the cost BEFORE deciding to be a Christian. Not during. Very important because…
3.) Cant submit to God w/ stipulations, demands, and hidden sin/guilty pleasures. You either submit or stubbornly go to war against a stronger army than you. (i.e GOD).
Christian = Disciple = Saved
Disciple = Saved = Christian
Follower of christ = (?) can be a number of things —> John 8:31-32
Lots of ppl followed JC, however JC felt the need to ever so often turn around to his followers and say. “You are really my disciples if…”
Stay thirsty my friends ;-)
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art / Morphosis Architects
#Relationships & #Hurt —— There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father was very concerned for his son’s future and thought hard about how he could explain to his son why relationships are so important and controlling his temper is a key factor in this. After much thought his father gave him a bag full of nails and told him, “Every time you lose your temper, hammer a nail into the back of the fence.” His son did not understand but knew that his father was wise so he agreed. On the first day that the boy received his bag of nails he ended up driving about 37 nails into the fence. Each day he learned little by little to control his temper. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He was very proud of himself and went to share his good news with his father. His Father was very proud of him and offered a challenge to his son. “Why don’t you pull out a nail everyday that you are able to hold your temper?” As there were many nails in the fence it took the boy sometime to finally remove the nails from the fence. But eventually that joyous day arrived. He was so pleased with himself and he wanted to share this with his father. His father was so proud of his son, but he wanted him to understand that holding his temper was more than just being able to add or remove nails from a fence. He took his son’s hand and showed him all the holes that were left from the nails. “As you see my son, this fence will never be the same, the fence is scarred with holes from your temper. Think of these holes as the words you have spoken in anger, the wounds you have left in people’s lives. Words really are like weapons they leave a wound, that does not heal easily. Son, your family and friends will make you smile and encourage you to succeed, they will lend an ear, share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us. Always remember the fence before you speak words of anger.”
Asked by Anonymous
good! who is this, why anonymous?