YOU ARE MY FOLLOWERS! (Part #2) 8-13-2017

posted Aug 11, 2017, 12:10 PM by Dale Barnes

Jesus said: “My sheep hear my voice and they follow me.”  As the gospel of Christ is preached or read, people are challenged, not just to become mental believers, but followers (disciples) of Christ. He is the one that God sent to earth to show us the true

way to worship and serve God.

He is the one who died for our sins so we might be forgiven when we put our trust in him.  God rescues us from the dominion of darkness and brings us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.(Col.1:12-14) We are now qualified us to share in the inheritance with all true believers in God’s eternal kingdom.  He is the one whom God raised from the dead making him Lord over the eternal kingdom of God. He will rule forever.  He will judge everyone in the final judgement. “God has exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of Gold the father.”(Phil.2:9-11 NIV)    

Jesus said, “I am the way  and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (Jn.14:6) We are to continue trusting and following Christ   We are to continue learning and obeying this one who loved us enough to die in our stead to free us from our sins so that we might live eternally with God.

We are followers of him who helps us to lay up treasures in heaven that will count for eternity.  We live in a world that constantly tempts us to live for the temporary. Let us choose to follow Christ and build for eternity.