Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Am I a disciple of Christ?

Disciple of Christ - What Does It Mean to be a True Christian?
Do you consider yourself to be a disciple of Christ? "Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? -- unless indeed you are disqualified" (2 Corinthians 13:5).

In this day and time it has become more and more distorted as to who is really on the Lord's side. With an estimated 85% of people in America professing to be Christian it makes you realize there is something seriously wrong with that statistic. Where is the fruit? It seems as if we have made wide the door for people to claim the title Christian but we don't challenge people to count the cost of discipleship. Over the last year in my life I have had to do a whole lot of soul searching and examining myself such as 2 Corinthians 13:5 suggests. I was not pleased with what the Spirit of the Lord revealed to me as only the Holy Spirit can do according to John 16:8 But at the same time there is a joy when Jesus lifts the yoke and breaks the chains off of your life. We need to count the cost of discipleship so that we don't profane the precious name of Jesus.

Luke 14:25-35

25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. 33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

Tasteless Salt

34 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? 35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
To Know Him,

Josh Helm

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