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Discipleship without Jesus Christ is a way of our own choosing.  It may be the ideal way.  It may even lead to martyrdom but it is devoid of all promise.  Jesus will certainly reject it.  p 64

 

Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.  p 69

 

Every man is called separately and must follow alone.  p 105    

 

Intercession is the most promising way to reach our neighbors.  p 110

 

When reproached they [the meek] hold their peace…they will not go to law to defend their rights… p 122

 

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship (Chr. Kaiser Verlag Munchen, 1937;  reprint, NY: Macmillan, 1963), 163.

 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was hung by the Nazis this date 4/9/1945.  His classic Cost of Discipleship is very much worth reading.  He was born2/4/1906.

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