Monday, June 24, 2013

What about all the Hypocrites who say they are Christians?  What kind of example are they?
As told by A. Hypocrite

So, if you are looking for a perfect example to follow, know this – there is only one – Jesus.  Follow Him, examine His Word and see.  If you are also willing to realize that all of us, His followers, can ONLY offer imperfect examples, and take a careful, honest look at us you might see that with Jesus, there is a difference, not only for eternity, but in the here and now as well.

One other observation and confession:  following Jesus is actually much more demanding and difficult than following the ways of the world.  For example, 

“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell
is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.  But the gateway
to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.” 
Matthew 7:13-14 New Living Translation

The founding pastor of our church used to describe the walk of the believer this way.  Picture a crowded sidewalk where everyone else is walking in the same direction, except you.  You are walking against the flow and the other pedestrians are not very happy about the disruption you are causing.  Picture a crowded freeway where you are driving against the flow of traffic (e.g., the wrong direction on a one-way street!).   But as a follower of Jesus, you know you are going the right way, even though the world regards it as the wrong way. 

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