Day 282

Today’s Reading – Matthew 12, Mark 3 and Luke 6

The whole crowd wanted to touch him, because power was going out from him and he was healing everyone.  Luke 6:19 CEB

In today’s world we have lost the understanding of the attraction that Jesus had.

People didn’t want a “piece” of Him but he was famous for entertaining people.

They wanted a “piece” of Jesus because He was healing everybody.

After Jesus, healed people he taught them and invited them into a relationship that required something – a changed life.

Ask Zacheaus? or The Rich Young Ruler? or Nicodemus?

That is perhaps the problem that we have with how we evangelize today.

We ‘sell’ Jesus short.

We try to ‘sell’ the Jesus that makes problems go away.

We forget the Jesus that wants a relationship day after day.

Are you simply following Jesus because you want something in this life?

Stop playing the part of a groupie and become His disciple.

Study with Him.

Pray with Him.

Live with Him.

Become like Him . . .


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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