Monday, May 28, 2012

Are You A Secret Follower of Jesus?

  I have heard people say that they just didn't feel as though they should talk to people about the gospel of Jesus Christ! Or they felt like just living a right life in front of people was enough. Yes, living a right life in front of others is awesome, but at the end of 2 of the Gospels (Matthew and Luke) we are all given not only a commission but a command (that is if you are a born again christian)! A command to proclaim the gospel or speak the Gospel, but don't take my word for it, look in the Bible for yourself. 
   So this gets me to the titled question: "Are you a secret follower of Jesus?" Are you afraid to tell people that their Debt of Sin has been paid by your Savior Jesus Christ? Do you just go to church on Sundays to stay in good graces with Jesus or your Pastor and just try to not cuss or lie, try not to drink, try to just do the best you can and not break any of the Ten Commandments, the rest of the week? If your answer is yes, then you may want to read these next few scriptures.

Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.14  “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15  Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Mark 8:38 "For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Psalm 34:5 "Those who look to him are radiant,  and their faces shall never be ashamed."

Romans 1:16 " For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek."

1 Peter 4:16 "Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name."

  So if we are to be the salt of the earth and shine the light of Jesus. If we are not to be ashamed of Jesus and share His gospel message with others. If we are supposed to glorify God with the name of Christian! Then how then  can we be a secret disciple of Jesus? How can we go to church on Sunday and not talk about Him as the week goes on? Well, I will let scripture answer these questions!

Matthew 15:18 "But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person."

  In simple terms, "What is truly in a persons heart comes out of a persons mouth" or "whatever you are truly into or interested in you will talk about". I didn't say this scripture has! God bless you! 

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  1. Agreed! I believe we should always be ready to give testimony to our Lord and what He has done... it goes hand in hand with living it out. Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.Mark 8:38

  2. I love your little lessons. I have seen so many people turned away from religion though and my theory is to live a true Christian life by example. I have to also tell people what guides the way I live. A fine line I think, and sometimes I feel I should be just a little bolder for Christ. thanks for the nudge.

  3. Amen! I think it is wonderful that we can proclaim to the whole world the Good News through our blogs and other social media! But I think it is even more important to be a witness at our work places and with our family and friends! Patsy

  4. Hello,

    I follow: a little of me.
    Good message.
    I am glad to meet you.


  5. Good post! God did not call us to a life of secrecy. He wants us to share the good news. I think some may be thinking of the taboo of talking about politics or religion but that is not a scriptural taboo it is a man-made (and not good!) one.

  6. Amen. I wrote something similar on my blog a couple of days ago. May God bless you as you shine for Him.