Yesterday I threw down some thoughts in response to the question I was asked by a Christian: "How do I follow Jesus?"
When we're seeking to explain what following Jesus means I reckon it's very helpful to say what it is not. Here's just a few. Following Jesus is not praying a prayer asking God to forgive you and committing to follow Jesus THEN:
* Trying to earn your way right with God by daily ticking off a bunch of rules and laws.
* Living a lifestyle where you judge how good you are going by how bad you think everyone else is.
* Thinking it's all about you, about you always getting ahead in life materially and financially etc.
Pastor Matt Chandler from The Village Church shares some good thoughts on this below: