Impossible Commands: How to Obey God When It Seems That You Can't
"Rejoice always." "Don't be afraid." "Give cheerfully." What do we do when God's commands sound impossible? Most of us find opt-outs and excuses, or pretend we're doing better than we are. Author Jonty Allcock calls this "the madness of our...
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"Rejoice always." "Don't be afraid." "Give cheerfully." What do we do when God's commands sound impossible? Most of us find opt-outs and excuses, or pretend we're doing better than we are. Author Jonty Allcock calls this "the madness of our lives" and "the slavery of the impossible". There is a better way. What if obedience could be a life-giving joy rather than a job, a delight instead of a duty? In this book, Jonty shows us that by facing up to the impossible commands of Jesus, we come to the end of our own will and determination, and end up at Jesus' feet. We find ourselves in the hands of a God who can do all things. Where we fail to obey, there is grace. Where we succeed in obeying, there we find the miracle of the Spirit active within us. This book takes us through four steps - I can't, I'm sorry, please help and let's go - that will help us look to ourselves less and depend on God more, enabling a spirit-led joyful obedience.
Jonty Allcock works with a church in North London. He rides a six foot unicyle and plays the saxophone. He is married to Linda and they have three (noisy) boys. He loves telling people about Jesus.
- By Impossible, I Mean Impossible
- Lazarus, Come Out
- Four Steps
- Impossible Commands:
- 1: Love God (with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, Mind)
- 2: Rejoice In The Lord Always
- 3: Don't Be Afraid
- 4: Be Perfect
- 5: Devote Yourself To Prayer
- 6: Love One Another
- 7: Give Cheerfully
- 8: Serve Wholeheartedly
- 9: Keep Meeting Together
- 10: Make Disciples