Thursday, August 11, 2011

Jesus on Twitter

When someone says "follow me" now in this culture, they usually mean on Twitter- which is a social network site. It would be very awkward if someone said-"Yeah, follow me." and you like started following them where ever they went. On Twitter you can follow people you don't even know, for instances if you really like Tom Hanks you can find his page and click a button that says-"Follow". Then you will see whatever they post on their feed, but you don't have to read everything that they say, you can just skim through your feed only reading what you what to see.
We treat Jesus as if we can find his page on Twitter and click the "Follow" button and now everything is great and we are heading to heaven, because now we "Follow Jesus". But just like the people that you follow on Twitter, you can skim through what Jesus says in the Bible.

Luke 9:23

Then he said to the crowd, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.

Well that seems a lot different than just clicking a button that says "Follow". I am worried that many people have clicked the Follow button for Jesus and say that they follow Jesus and are saved, but Jesus is not looking for people to say "I Follow Jesus..." He is looking for people that will TURN from their selfish ways and die to themselves and live for Him. To follow Jesus is to deny yourself, to follow Jesus is to not follow this world, to follow Jesus is to turn from your old life, to follow Jesus is about a living breathing relationship with him. 
I pray you don't have a Jesus that is on Twitter that you "Follow", but that you have faith in him to be your Lord and Savior. Salvation is through faith alone in Jesus Christ, but that faith will change your life.

Pastor Russell

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