Contrary to what some might believe, there is a big difference between a mere church goer and a disciple of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be a church goer. It’s easy to go to church on Sunday (especially if we did something “bad” the night before) to ease our conscience and to tell ourselves, “See I went to church. I respect God”. Unfortunately there seems to be more church goers than there are disciples.
However it is also usually the church goer that folds under the pressure of life’s challenges. Again anyone can be a church goer, but not everyone is a disciple. A church goer can be one that attends church when times get rough, or when its a holiday, or when there is a special service that has been promoted, or when there is something to ask of God. Yet to put their lives in the hands of God and truly live a life completely committed to Him is not in the conversation or current plans.
Being a disciple of truth is a lifestyle that is completely committed to the person of Christ and the precepts written in the Word. Being a disciple of truth is a consistent lifestyle in Christ alone and it rejects anything opposite of that. Jesus calls men to follow Him not as a teacher or as a pattern of a “good life”, but to follow Him as the Christ, the Son of the Living God!
Due to the fact that we live in a society and culture that bares not distinction between a disciple and a church goer, we must make a call to be “separated” from a worldly mentality and be connected to that which is holy, righteous and true! You nor I can afford to live a “double life”. After a while it will catch up. The Bible tells us that sin is only “fun for a season”. Truth will always destroy the lie!
With this in mind, I pray that you and I will choose being a disciple over mere church membership and attendance. Choose holiness above club scene. Choose righteousness above the lie. Choose Jesus over you!
Until Next Time- Pastor Sammy