BE A FOLLOWER, NOT A FAN
You show me people who are following a mob and I’ll show you people who are not following King Jesus.
This is the difference between followers and fans: fans have to be entertained in the body of Christ. Followers are willing to pay a price – followers have to pay a price.
There is a price to pay for not being part of the mob. You will be called a hater. You will be called the bad guy. This attack isn’t just coming against the church and church leadership. It’s coming against anybody who lines themselves up with King Jesus.
Why? Because people like you and me who follow Jesus cannot follow a mob. You won’t be swept up by the doctrines of the day and the spirit of this generation. You’ll have a different spirit and because of that, you’ll be alienated.
You’ll be ostracized. You’ll be made fun of. Understand right now this is the price you pay. Know this: there is a good reason you will pay a price to stay out of the mob and bring goodness in the face of evil.
“The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master.” – Matthew 10:24
Because you’re no better than King Jesus. Jesus was persecuted for healing, loving, and doing good. He refused to join the mob of the Pharisees. He refused to join the religious elite, but to demonstrate the heart of the Father. If you follow His example, you will too.
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted – 2 Timothy 3:12-13
Can you take it? Are you in? There’s no place in the mob for you. Be a follower, not a fan!
From my sermon series I LOVE MY TRIBE
TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
The road I walked was filled with pain. Look at Me in the garden. See My sweat – My tears. Hear My pleas. I took your punishment so you wouldn’t have to. Follow Me.