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Chapter 6 of Jon Walker’s book, Breakfast with Bonhoefferis called “Jesus Defines”. 

Bonhoeffer teaches “that Jesus must be central to our lives. He is the mediator between God and us, but he also is the mediator between us and others. When we become believers, we can never look at anyone the same. We have to look at them through the lens of Jesus and interact with them according to our relationship with Jesus.” (75).

Bonhoeffer said, “Our hearts have room only for one all-embracing devotion, and we can only  cleave to one Lord. Every competitor to that devotion must be hated” (75).

Jesus…will not tolerate wishy-washy disciples (77).

Following Jesus means we must stay in the present and cooperate with him as he works through our circumstance no matter how difficult they seem (79).

 

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

If we have been true to Jesus in this life, he will be true to us in eternity. But if we have been ashamed of our Lord and of his name, he will likewise be ashamed of us and deny us

Dietrich BonhoefferThe Cost of Discipleship1961 edition, 243.

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