Nate Bramsen

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What If Jesus Meant What He Said?

Pages: 240
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN #: 978-1-59387-286-1
Format: Paperback

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What if Jesus’ words were never intended to fit into your existing lifestyle? What if they were meant to change everything? What if Jesus never wanted merely part of your life? What if He wants everything? Instead of offering easy answers, these pages ask difficult questions, leading the reader on a journey with life-altering implications. If Jesus meant what He said, how might His words affect our relationships, investments, speech, perspectives, discipleship, spiritual disciplines, and every other aspect of life?  What if the only balanced Christian life is all-out surrender to Jesus Christ?


Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Part 1 “If Anyone Would Come After Me...” 10
1 The Upheaval Begins 12
2 What If Jesus Meant What He Said? 18
3 The Invitation To Ever After 25
4 Finding Victory In Surrender 33
Part 2 “...He Must Deny Himself...” 38
5 Self-denial Or Denial Of Self 40
6 When Freedom Seems Backwards 46
7 The Foundation For Life 51
8 Framing The House 56
9 Framing Our Careers By The Word Of God 58
10 Framing Discipleship By The Word Of God 64
11 Framing Our Investments By The Word Of God 76
12 Framing Relationships By The Word Of God 86
13 Framing Our Words By The Word Of God 95
14 Framing Forgiveness By The Word Of God 105
15 Framing Our Security By The Word Of God 115
16 The Enemies Of A Life Framed By The Word Of God 120
17 Tuning In To The Holy Spirit 126
Part 3 “...And Take Up His Cross...” 132
18 Jesus Didn’t Save You From The Cross 134
19 Understanding The Cross 139
20 Taking God’s Name In Vain 147
21 The Blessings Of The Cross 154
22 Ten Blessings Of Suffering And Persecution 159
Part 4 “...And Follow Me.” 182
23 When Christ Becomes Home 184
24 Learning To Follow 189
25 Telling The Lord What To Do? 200
26 You Don’t Have What It Takes 206
27 Life Without Regrets 210
Endnotes 218
Bonus Feature: Diving Into Scripture 228
Going Deeper: Books and Media Resources 234

 


About the Author

Nate Bramsen, born in Senegal, has spent much of his life on the African continent.  At age 22, while working with street children in the Middle East, he founded ROCK International, a non-profit organization and channel for projects that offer Relief, Opportunity, and Care for Kids amid danger, abuse and neglect. ROCK is also a multi-language media source for Resources Of Crucial Knowledge. Nate oversees international development projects as he carries out a global itinerant ministry (which includes Unfiltered podcasts). His heart is to encourage this generation to become unconditional followers of Jesus Christ, and to see souls accessed with the gospel. www.

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