What Are the Essential Traits of a Follower of Jesus Christ?
The book Jesus Calling by Sara Young has sold over 10 million copies.
Its popularity provides strong evidence that people want to experience intimacy with their God and Saviour. And that is an admirable desire.
But Jesus himself said “If you love me you will obey what I command.” (John 14.15) In other words, love for Him is not just about positive emotion, it is about obedience- not just listening to him but also following.
Imagine a World in Which Christians Again Looked Like Jesus
We live in a time of a great disconnect, a time in which many carry the name of Jesus, call themselves Christian, and yet do not follow. I have written more about this situation here: Christians vs Jesus.
As a pastor for more than twenty years I have seen firsthand the wreckage created by those who pretend to be disciples but are not. Amazingly, many of these people think they really are Christians, but know, and would freely confess, that they are not actually following Him! Is it possible that you are one of them?
I want to challenge you to ask yourself honestly “Am I identifiable as a follower of Jesus Christ?” And then answer the question in light of the clear teaching of scripture. Download the table of contents to see the eight traits I have identified and use them as an informal personal evaluation.
Please consider joining me in the challenge of accurately representing Jesus to the world, of not just carrying His name but also pursuing him passionately!
Learning what it means to truly follow,
Jesus is Calling…He’s Calling You to Follow. Will You Respond?