Posts Tagged ‘following Jesus’
The gospel has been presented in such a way that when we come to God He takes care of us, blesses us and its all about what He does for us. But that is not the case. The real gospel of Jesus is transformation back to the image of Jesus which is why He tells us to deny ourselves, pick up the cross and follow Him. It is so crucial to first deny ourselves because if we still hold onto what seems right to us or our feelings and emotions not aligned to the new creation He has made us to be then we would continue living our lives for ourselves and never end up see the clear way of our Heavenly Father. It would be tragedy to miss out on this way of life because it is the only way to live. Listen to this short clip a sermon by Dan Mohler explaining this truth with great clarity. Be blessed!
You have been burning in your heart for Jesus, to follow Him and been asking this question and here comes your answer right here. As you listen to this answer by brother Tom Scarrella you need to discern what the Lord is saying to you. All in all as you follow Jesus your answer will be quite evident for you. If your decision to go to a particular church is based on anything but the Lord like type of music, childcare facilities then you may need to examine this carefully. It also happens that you outgrow the teaching in a particular local body so then either you go to the one that the Lord is showing you or you become the one discipling the other believers or even start a home group. But in it all Jesus and following Him has to be the supreme focus. Shalom!