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Following Jesus

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by ChrisRyan, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. In your own words, describe what it means to follow Jesus. Has your
    understanding of following Jesus changed over the years? If so,how?
  2. I believe and have gotten a clearer understanding that Discipleship or being a Christ follower means a single focus- no distractions. I believe that when Jesus says follow me he is saying follow me immediately and without interruption, surrender and be committed.

    18 When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake. 19 Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”

    20 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

    21 Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”

    22 But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

    Matthew 8:18-22
  3. My dear friend ChrisRyan. I have been a christian for more than 30 years and I can say with the utmost certainty that my faith is now stronger than when I first believed. Why? well, because my knowledge of Scripture has made me realize what a wonderful Lord we have.
    The more I understand the Bible the more I am grateful to the Lord for selecting me , for loving me, for dying for me, for revealing me his Word, for writting my name in the book of life.
    I am convinced that knowledge is important to appreciate who God is and what he has done or what he can do.
    if only people would read more the bible..... Blessings Julio191
    ChrisRyan likes this.
  4. I would equate 'following' with 'growing spiritually'; the only person that can stop you from growing is you.....
    ChrisRyan and .:Shine:. say Amen and like this.
  5. The more you are free from yourself (nature of the flesh), the more you are free from others. Because if i am free from me, then i am free from you. You can't offend or hurt me the more i allow the Fathers love to penetrate my heart. I have found out, that the more we allow God's love into your lives, the less offended we are by the world.
    The goal of a Christian, is to become what love looks like, acts like, responds like, and talks like.
    The bible says that you will know a follower by their love towards one another. It doesn't say that you will know a follower by their knowledge of the scriptures, or your power through the Holy Spirit, but by the love that you show.

    Blessings & Peace,

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