The Danger for All of Us

The danger for all of us is that we will think we are better, more spiritual, and know more than others.  Some Christians have such a high opinion of themselves that they think God is quite fortunate to have them.  That would be of no important except that others, also because of a false self-image, believe them, making the church into an army of generals instead of a fellowship of people who love the King.  Because grace runs downhill, it is very important that you not stake out your territory at the top of the hill.

– Steve Brown, A Scandalous Freedom: The Radical Nature of the Gospel, copyright 2004, Howard Books, page 101

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Free People Remain Free to Give Up Their Freedom

Free people remain free to give up their freedom.  They bestow freedom on others by giving up their own.  Soldiers who fight for freedom (and who sometimes die for it) provide good models for us.  Soldiers of Christ should always be willing to do that.

– Steve Brown, A Scandalous Freedom: The Radical Nature of the Gospel, copyright 2004, Howard Books, page 249