Christianity 101

Are you a fan…or a follower?

(Listen to my song “Mercy Reigns” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Luke 9:20

Then Jesus said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”


How you answer this question…will shape how you live your life.

If Jesus means nothing to you…then your philosophy on life will likely be vastly different than if he was your guiding star.

Jesus called us to serve the poor and not ask whether they deserve help.

We have no record of him ever asking that question before extending a healing hand.

Jesus called us to be peacemakers, to love our enemies, and to forgive always.

That would seem to make it very difficult to be supportive of war or the death penalty.

And when you stand up against these things…guess what?

You will be persecuted by many…which is also what Jesus said would happen to you:

“Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matthew 5:10-12).

With that in mind…fear not!

You are in great company!

So…who do you say that Jesus is?


Listen to the song of the day “Mercy Reigns” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music 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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