When we put our faith in Christ, we are saying that we want to follow Christ, allowing Him to become the guide and authority of our lives. But we often fail to recognize why it matters. We easily fall into the trap of following Jesus for what we can gain from it. We gain everlasting life, relationships in the church, in some cases, even our livelihood, and these things are good. But they miss the greatest benefit of following Christ which is Christ Himself. You see when we follow Christ, we gain Christ, and when we gain Christ, we need nothing more. All of those other things are fringe benefits that we turn into the benefit. May God help us to glory in our relationship with Christ as ultimate, rather than exalt Jesus’s good gifts above Him. If not, we may come to find that we weren’t real followers of Christ at all, just members of the crowd looking for a freebie.
Sunday at Liberty
- BTH: Pastor Rory–Ecclesiology–Covenantal vs Dispensational
- AM: Pastor Rory–Matthew 4:12-25–The Messiah’s Ministry Initiation (sermon notes)
- PM: Pastor Rory–1 Timothy 3:1-7–What Is a Pastor? Elder/Example