Modern Disciple

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Love is a nice thought but meaningless without action.

(Listen to my song “I Want to Follow You” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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John 17:18

“As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world.”

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Jesus knew in his heart that he had been sent by God…and he knew that he was now sending his followers to continue his mission.

Jesus did not ask for anyone to worship him…only to follow him.

Not that there is anything wrong with worshiping Jesus…but it seems many Christians forget about the following part.

Many have molded Christianity into churchianity.

Their religion entails going to church and performing rituals.

Not that there is anything wrong with that…but it’s only halfway.

Jesus gave us his whole life as a model to emulate.

It’s a blueprint for our happiness and wholeness.

Jesus showed us how to live and how to love.

He showed us how to not cling to anything of this world while still not renouncing it…and to joyfully tend to the needs of all people and all creation.

Jesus ultimately showed us how to lay down our lives for justice…returning hate and scorn with love and forgiveness.

Now…you and I are sent to do the same.

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Listen to the song of the day “I Want to Follow You” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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