Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Why You Should Give Up Your Christianity


If you ask someone who goes to church if he/she is a Christian, you’ll most likely get a “Yes.”  However, if you ask the same person if he/she is a Christ-follower, you’ll probably get hesitation before any answer. 

When did being a Christian become a separate thing from following Christ?

What would happen if you quit being a “Christian,” and started following Jesus in every nook and cranny of your life?

I’m talking to YOU.

Think about it.   As a follower of Jesus, you’d simply endeavor to live your life like... Jesus.

And how did Jesus live?

Jesus made disciples... who made disciples... who made more disciples.

Jesus loved God and the people in his sphere of influence.

Jesus invested time in relationships with people.

And Jesus changed the world.

How crazy (and exciting) would it be for you to live like Jesus?

As a follower of Jesus...

Your daily mission is to make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20).

Your daily strategy is to love God and love people (Mark 12:30-31.)

Your ministry model is relationships... a life following Jesus together with a cadre of disciples  (John 3:22).

And Jesus would change the world—one life at a time—through you and your cadre of Christ-followers... as you love God, love people, and share God's story with them.

The fact is that you can’t really separate being a Christian from following Jesus. 

They are the same. 

So, if you think of yourself as a Christian, but your daily life doesn’t resemble the passion and pursuits of Jesus (the founder of authentic Christianity), I encourage you to give up your “Christianity” and take the adventure of learning to follow Jesus with a few others.

Don't know where to start? Start here.
Want more practical help?  Go here.


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