Jesus loved verbs. He loved action words such as live, come, rest, learn, hear, give, go and even die. So wouldn’t it make sense that the people who claim to follow Jesus would love the same words that Jesus loved?
Unfortunately, somewhere along the way someone tried to make the word “Christian” an adjective. So now people speak of “Christian” books and “Christian” music and “Christian” schools. When people use the word “Christian” as an adjective instead of a noun, it loses its meaning. Maybe this explains why so many churches have lost their purpose.
In Jesus Prom, Jon Weece explains how our goal as Christians is to become increasingly more like Jesus. Jesus loved people, which means we should love people. We don’t “kind of” love people—we love them the way Jesus loves us. We impersonate his every move. If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, Jesus should be flattered by the actions of his Church.
- Love (26:00)
- Be (19:00)
- See (19:00)
- Dance (17:00)
- Give (16:00)
- Remember (16:00)
Designed for use with the Jesus Prom Study Guide 9780529111685 (sold separately).
|About the Contributor(s)||Jon Weece
Jon Weece is the lead teaching pastor at Southland Christian Church, a community of 14,000 Christ-followers in Lexington, Kentucky. He is the author of Jesus Prom. Prior to Southland, Jon was a missionary to Haiti for four years, where he met his wife, Alli. They have two children.
|Publish Date||Oct 21, 2014|