I wanted to have it done over a year ago. But alas, it is nearly done. One more chapter and the conclusion, and then off to get it edited. My goal is to have it published by the end of November. It is titled (un)Worthy: How a right view of our unworthiness proves the great worth of Jesus (or something like that).

Here is an excerpt from chapter one:

We read in Matthew 8:5-13 about a Roman military commander who asked Jesus to heal his servant. Jesus said he would go to his house and heal the servant. But the commander responded and said that he is not worthy to have him in his own house. Do you know how Jesus responded? He said, “with no one in Israel have I found such faith.” According to this story, Jesus wants us to consider ourselves to be not worthy of him. He wants us to see how we are unworthy and how he is worthy.

This is not about self-deprecation, or a false humility. This is about forgetting ourselves as we gaze into the glory of Jesus. This is about knowing just how much we need the approval, the blessing, of Jesus. We need to start with this view of ourselves and of Jesus because without it, we cannot follow him. When we think we can do without Jesus, even subconsciously, we follow our own wisdom and we reject Jesus.


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