Fan: an enthusiastic admirer
I wonder if our churches have gotten out of proportion. We lead people to a belief in Jesus and stop there. Instead of producing followers, the church has become more of a fan factory. Believing is important, but it's not enough. Being a follower of Jesus requires a commitment.
Did you know Jesus said Believe in Me about 5 times in the Bible, but He said Follow Me more than 20 times.
Following Jesus requires a commitment and will always cost you something. Moses wanted to hide in the desert, but God wanted more. He was ridiculed by Pharaoh and even his own people, but Moses followed God. Noah was committed to building an ark, at the expense of being the laughing stock of the neighborhood. Daniel was committed to prayer, and it cost him a visit to the lion's den.
What has following Jesus cost you?
Remember, there is
no forgiveness without repentance
no salvation without surrender
no life without death
and there can be
no believing without commitment.
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