Come here? Go there?

Posted: 2012 05 23 by Paul S in Biblical manhood, Challenge, Discipleship, Hardcore Christian Men, manhood, masculine, masculinity, Ministry

In todays Church, there is a tendency to focus on “growth” or “conversions.” I think this is missing a major part of Jesus’ teaching. If we look at the Gospel and the epistles, we see more about how to live as a believer and Church than how to recieve salvation. So why do so many churches today only teach the Gospel? Why do they teach that salvation is an end instead of teaching that salvation is the beginning?

Jesus didn’t teach this. Look at Matthew 4:19, “He said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.'” Jesus did not say “Come here and I will make you a fisher of men,” or “Go there, and I will make you a fisher of men.” He said “Follow me.” These two words sum up the walk of a believer for me. We are to follow Jesus.

There is a saying that goes something like this, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” When considering my walk with Jesus, this is how I often feel. My journey with Christ may be a journey of a thousand miles, that’s up to Him, not me. The key is that I continue taking the steps to follow Him. To grow in Him. To become more like Him. In my walk, I will join others, and this is what we as the Church should be teaching. We need to teach to follow, not to come. We need to teach to walk together and grow in Him.

A challenge to you: Instead of being content with where you are, follow Jesus and grow in Him.

Until the Whole World Knows,

Paul

 

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