Matthew 9

9 Jan

Continuing to go through the book of Matthew one chapter a day with one thought for the day. Today is Matthew chapter 9

Matthew 9:9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.

“Grace is not opposed to effort, it is opposed to earning. Earning is an attitude. Effort is an action. Grace, you know, does not just have to do with forgiveness of sins alone.”
-Dallas Willard (The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship)

“If you don’t have a teacher you can’t have a disciple.”
-Dallas Willard

“…we [should] intend to make disciples and let converts happen instead of intending to make converts and let disciples happen…we are not talking about the duties of full time ministers, but the duty of a friend, a neighbor…”
-Dallas Willard


2 Responses to “Matthew 9”

  1. Bryan January 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    Hmmm, I’m about to start his “The Spirit of Disciplines”, but this sounds like a great book as well. I wish I were in the Matrix and could just upload all of these books straight into my head.

  2. admin January 9, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    haha…they both have their good sides. The Great Omission is a much easier read in my mind.

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