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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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Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our church.

                Dietrich Bonhoeffer,  Cost of Discipleship,  (NY: Macmillan, 1963), 45.

 

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.

            Dietrich Bonhoeffer,  Cost of Discipleship,  (NY: Macmillan, 1963), 64.

 

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

                Dietrich Bonhoeffer,  Cost of Discipleship,  (NY: Macmillan, 1963), 69.

Dietrich  Bonhoeffer was born this date (2/4/1906) in Breslau, Poland.  He was a Lutheran minister who readily saw through the wrongness of the churches backing Hitler.  Bonhoeffer was hung for allegedly plotting to “take out” Hitler.  His Cost of Discipleship is very good reading. 

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