mikehill4jesus “Are you an Admirer or a Disciple of Jesus?”
10th June 2016 (10.54) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio
The Lord Jesus wants Followers as in John 14:23. He does not want Admirers as in John 14:24.
John 14:23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. [Followers] 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. [Admirers] These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.’
Disciples are Students of the Lord Jesus Christ. They learn from Him and then they obey Him!
I found an interesting article that is on this subject
It is well known that Christ consistently used the expression “follower.” He never asks for admirers, worshippers, or adherents. No, he calls disciples. It is not adherents of a teaching but followers of a life Christ is looking for. Christ understood that being a “disciple” was in innermost and deepest harmony with what he said about himself. Christ claimed to be the way and the truth and the life (Jn. 14:6). For this reason, he could never be satisfied with adherents who accepted his teaching – especially with those who in their lives ignored it or let things take their usual course. His whole life on earth, from beginning to end, was destined solely to have followers and to make admirers impossible. Christ came into the world with the purpose of saving, not instructing it. At the same time – as is implied in his saving work – he came to be the pattern, to leave footprints for the person who would join him, who would become a follower. This is why Christ was born and lived and died in lowliness. It is absolutely impossible for anyone to sneak away from the Pattern with excuse and evasion on the basis that It, after all, possessed earthly and worldly advantages that he did not have. In that sense, to admire Christ is the false invention of a later age, aided by the presumption of “loftiness.” No, there is absolutely nothing to admire in Jesus, unless you want to admire poverty, misery, and contempt.
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WHERE IS JESUS NOW – RIGHT THIS MINUTE?
Only true Followers of the Lord Jesus can answer that question correctly.
Use these links for further information and study.
The Wikipedia webpage on God in Christianity – lots of long and difficult words.
The Doctrine of Moral Law Laws that even God is not allowed to break. Hence, the reason Jesus went to the cross and was raised from the dead.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ If you obey it’s requirements, you shall be saved from Hell.
The Doctrine of Church That shows if your CHURCH is true or false.
The Doctrine of Christians – What is a Christian?
The Doctrine of Promises Things you get depending on your obedience to Christ and Moral Law.
My Testimony of how God came into my life. It’s one thing to quote the Holy Bible, but you do need evidence to show that the teachings of the Lord Jesus are true.