Is your Christian life lonely? Are you struggling by yourself?
I spent all last week in Kenya at a conference for ministry leaders. I had my first experience with Uber and I am glad I did. If you are not familiar, Uber is a smartphone app that you can schedule someone to pick you up in their car and take you to your destination. It’s like a taxi but you do it all online. Believe me, it’s the way to ride in Kenya.
Upon arrival at the Nairobi airport, I scheduled my Uber and he drove me 45 minutes to the hotel. They drive on the left side of the road, sit on the right side of the vehicle, and the roads go all over the place. They have potholes and speed bumps everywhere. I would have been lost or had a car wreck in minutes. But thanks to my driver, I arrived safely and had a great week.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have an Uber driver for your life? You could have someone steer you in the right direction through the potholes and speed bumps of life? If you ever got in a bad place, your driver could take you through a shortcut and get you to your arrival safely. You could simply call him up anytime, sit in the backseat and enjoy the ride.
Did you know that the Christian life is intended to be like that? When we accept Jesus as our Savior, He not only saves us from our sin, but He places in a spiritual family to help us in our Christian life. We were never intended to try to live the Christian life all by ourself. We have others to help us along. That’s is the purpose of the Church.
This Sunday, August 25, I will preach a sermon called, Disciples Who Make Disciples. In Matthew 4:18-22 Jesus invites Peter and John to follow Him. He said, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” In other words, if they would follow Jesus, He would show them how to have others follow them to follow Him.
We call this process Discipleship and it has continued down through the centuries of Christianity. Discipleship is simply following Jesus and helping others follow Jesus. One Christian helping another Christian become a better Christian.
Whether we introduce someone to Jesus for the first time or help another Christian follow Jesus better, the core of the Christian life is relationships. You need others and others need you.
Did you know that you are the exact person that Jesus wants to help another Christian become a better Christian? Did you know that Jesus has someone who can encourage you to be a better Christian?
Who is following you? Who are you following? Don’t do this alone.
This Sunday I hope you will engage in the discovery of how we can be better followers together. Faith Baptist is a place dedicated to helping every person follow Jesus.
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