Discipleship

Jesus is not to be admired, but followed.

I’ve always appreciated the argument made by C.S. Lewis that because of Jesus’ claims, He must be considered as either a lunatic, a liar, or the Lord of heaven and earth. He says that there cannot be any “patronising nonsense” about Him being a great moral teacher. If you’ve never read the short, simple classic, “Mere Christianity,” then I suggest you do so. It is a very quick read and is the sort of book where you will feel you’ve learned nothing “new” but it has helped you frame familiar issues in new ways. (I also greatly appreciate his chapter on pride.)

John 12:24-26
24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

John 10:27
27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.