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Don't Live a Self-Serving Christianity

I believe one of the greatest lies the evil one would like for us to buy into is that life is “all about us.” Nothing renders us more useless in this life than that lie. To make us believe that it’s all about our…

materialistic needs.

When you make life all about yourself it doesn’t take long to get bored. And maybe it’s just me but it looks like a lot of Christians are bored these days.

There are 145 million kids waiting to be adopted and in our boredom we want to debate whether President Obama is Christian or not.

There are 26,000 kids that die everyday due to starvation and preventable diseases but you guys want to send me emails debating whether it was right or not for me to appear in a “secular” Taylor Swift video.

There were 200 women recently gang raped near the Congo and some of you are mad because you couldn’t find a parking spot at church yesterday.

There are 800,000 people this year who will be victim to the 7 billion dollar human trafficking industry and we want to use our time going after a church or pastor that does it differently than we think they should.

There is a battle raging inside of you each and every day. Fight back. Don’t twist the Gospel of Jesus Christ and try to make it about your self-serving life.

Stepping off my soapbox!


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Pete Wilson is the founding pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN and author of a new book entitled Plan B, his thoughts about what to do when life doesn’t turn out the way you thought it would. He is a frequent blogger on his popular ministry blog, WithoutWax.tv. Pete is married and has three sons.