20 Truths for ‘Unburdened’ by Vance Pitman
“The primary call on my life is not to do something for Jesus; the primary call on my life is to be with Jesus”
1. “The Christian life is not me living for Jesus, but Jesus living His life in and through me” (Page 22).
2. “When I look around the American Church today, I see two primary targets people are aiming at in their spiritual lives: activity and information” (Page 30).
3. “…we prefer a superficial system of religion over a genuine relationship with Jesus because the superficial system is easier to control. We have a built-in desire to measure our performance whenever possible…” (Page 32).
4. “One of the key patterns of Jesus’ life was building intentional, engaging, loving relationships with people who were far from God so that they could come to know God through him” (Page 47).
5. “As a Jesus follower, your identity is not in what you do. Your identity is found in who you are in Christ—a loved, accepted child of the Father enjoying a fellowship relationship with Him” (Page 50).
6. “The primary call on my life is not to do something for Jesus; the primary call on my life is to be with Jesus” (Page 63).
7. “The first symptom of ‘trying’ to follow Jesus is believing that spiritual growth and spiritual maturity can be earned” (Page 80 ).
8. “Our obedience is in direct proportion to our love” (Page 56).
9.“A life of humility before Christ always leads to a life of victory in Christ” (Page 59).
10. “The New Testament knows nothing of Christianity without community” (Page 115).
11. “…we have become very good within the church at covering our selfishness with a blanket of spirituality. Or, more accurately, we cover our conflict-causing thoughts and actions with a blanket of …