Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


May 2, 2009

Why is it that something called, "Christianity," and something called "Christian" comes back repeatedly to someone called "Christ?"

Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them.
- 2 John 9,10 TNIV

John cautions over and over again of the centrality of Christ. To depart from a Christ-centered message, a Christ-centered commitment is to move into something other than the Christian faith. Doing good, showing mercy and justice--these are indispensable. Yet to depart from Christ is a violation, a corruption of it all.

It comes down again to Jesus Christ. Today, tomorrow, draw closely to Christ in your prayers and in your life choices. Draw closely.


Dale Patterson