Wednesday, March 25, 2009

fan vs. follower of Jesus

Here's Kyle's awesome sermon from Sunday...

He's usually outstanding, but this one was particularly stellar and hard-hitting in terms of substance.

Kyle noted that Christ was more interested in a high level of commitment, rather than the size of the crowd. In the passage on which the sermon was based, Luke 14:25-27, Christ has gained a significant following-- and breaks out some difficult teaching to discern commitment from not-so-much.

Kyle's questions for (self-proclaimed) believers:
-Are you a fan or a follower of Jesus Christ?
-Are you "traveling" (14:25) as a spectator or a band-wagon believer-- or a disciple?

How can you tell?
-Do you have some form of cafeteria Christianity-- it's fine as long as it doesn't interfere with how I want to live life? For example, general morality and regular church attendance are fine, but don't talk to me about sex, money and anger.
-Do you see worship as something that should entertain? Is a provocative sermon seen as something that interferes with your life?

Here's a follow-up video that Kyle shot...


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