I Wish Jesus Hadn't Said That: Finding Joy in the Inconvenience of Discipleship

Steve Timmis


I Wish Jesus Hadn't Said That: Finding Joy in the Inconvenience of Discipleship

I Wish Jesus Hadn't Said That: Finding Joy in the Inconvenience of Discipleship

  • Title: I Wish Jesus Hadn't Said That: Finding Joy in the Inconvenience of Discipleship
  • Author: Steve Timmis
  • ISBN: 9780310516521
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback



Jesus never said that following him would be easy.We ve read the words countless times Love your enemies, You cannot serve both God and money, Take up your cross and follow me Theoretically we believe them But do we engage what Jesus says in a way that prompts action The truth we avoid talking about is that being a follower of Jesus is terribly inconvenient a painJesus never said that following him would be easy.We ve read the words countless times Love your enemies, You cannot serve both God and money, Take up your cross and follow me Theoretically we believe them But do we engage what Jesus says in a way that prompts action The truth we avoid talking about is that being a follower of Jesus is terribly inconvenient a pain in the neck at times because it cuts across so many of our natural desires But there is an even greater danger in avoiding what Jesus says If we harden our hearts to the teachings of Jesus, we will never find true happiness.In this powerful new book, author Steve Timmis calls all believers to consider ten sayings of Jesus that reveal where our affections lie He reminds us that Christians are called to abandon, not cherish, the ways of the world and reject, not pursue, the things that afford us status, prestige, and pleasure.As followers of Jesus we must grapple with what it means to follow him, and accept his verdict on what constitutes the good life no matter how counter cultural it may seem Doing so will powerfully reorient our hearts.


Recent Comments "I Wish Jesus Hadn't Said That: Finding Joy in the Inconvenience of Discipleship"

I loved this book. The author does an amazing job of balancing story and a slight amount of humor. A great read for every Christian.

There are likely many commands we read throughout the Scriptures that we tend to try and avoid. Not purposely perhaps, but our avoidance seems to fall under the overall category of “Do I really have to obey that one Lord?” The other issue we have with certain statements made in Scripture is quite frankly our ignorance of exactly what Jesus is driving at when he tells us to love our neighbor or that we cannot serve God and mammon. What is mammon anyway? Steve Timmis, in his excellent book I W [...]

Christian friends (those who read books and those who don't) please get this book and read it. I would be happy to discuss it with you. It is brilliant at getting to the heart of Jesus teaching and our own sin.

This book takes a look at the difficult commands of Jesus and shows that by living the life of a disciple, we are actually seeking our joy. It is written in a devotional style. I enjoyed it.


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