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Are you a fan or a follower of Jesus?

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Saw this blog by Gerrard Fess, a Canadian minister. The question: Are you more of a fan or a follower of Jesus? There seems to be this debate of whether there should be fans or followers of Jesus. Fans tend to focus on cheers. Give me a J – give me an E. Fans tend to focus on Big crowds. Th…
By Seth Barnes
Saw this blog by Gerrard Fess, a Canadian minister. The question: Are you more of a fan or a follower of Jesus?
There seems to be this debate of whether there should be fans or followers of Jesus.

gifts jesus saves cardFans tend to focus on cheers. Give me a J – give me an E.

Fans tend to focus on Big crowds. The excitement.

Fans tend to goto Big Events … mountain top experiences … but when there are valleys … the fans are nowhere to be seen.

Fans love conferences, conventions, Mega, and Super Size.

Fans tend to love the idea of Jesus; but only when its convenient.

Followers are True lovers of Jesus. They are Disciples, Christians.

Followers love one another. Followers love their enemies. Followers do what Jesus said.

Sometimes
I see our churches more full of fans than followers of Jesus. You see
followers of Jesus takes time. It takes discipleship and isn’t easily
summed up into a formula, 4 laws, or a finger exercise. Fans tend to do
things quick …say this prayer; do this act and you’re done. Lots of
shouting and confronting without the relationship.

So, thanks, Gerrard, for that challenge. I was asking God about it today and he took me to John 21 and the scene where Jesus is having a final conversation with Peter. He asks him to feed his sheep and follow him. And when Peter tries to change the subject to how John was doing, Jesus says, “What is that to you? You must follow me.”
 
We’re all tempted, as Peter was, to compare ourselves to others and Jesus’ answer to us is always, “What is that to you? You must follow me.”

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