“Not A Fan” Chapter 2 A Decision Or A Commitment?

Posted: March 25, 2013 by CJNeading in Not A Fan
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Chapter 2 A Decision Or A Commitment thoughts points etc…

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  1. Ryan R says:

    I had honestly never looked at the story of Nicodemus so directly before. Other references of disciples “dropping everything” and following Jesus on demand went there, but despite their short-comings, it’s hard to define them as ever being anything short of the ultimate followers of Jesus. The disciples can be intimidating to other Christians I think in some ways. It’s difficult for me as a husband and a father to say I would turn away from my family. I have always struggled with that and probably always will. I truly believe God calls each of us to follow him in our own ways (i.e. being a missionary in our field at a Company as opposed to Africa), but, how do we measure ourselves in this? How do we truly know that we’ve put it all on the line for what He has called us to? Perhaps it’s an endless paradigm? Nicodemus, IMO, put in this context is easily related to. I really appreciate Kyle’s insight into his path.

    • jablonnc says:

      I liked the reference to an infomercial and the fact that many of them offer you everything at the cost of nothing. This does seem to be a selling point for many people who come to church. They think, well I go to church on Sunday so I’m definitely a Christian. However the moment they walk out of church they are just like everyone else. They talk like everyone else, they act like everyone else, but at the end of the day there is almost nothing to distinguish their life from a person who doesn’t believe in Christ. Within the last year this has been something that’s weighed very heavy on me. I’ve come to the realization that if I am a true follower of Jesus, that means everything I say/do/think should be a reflection of this. My life is his life at the end of the day.

  2. CJNeading says:

    Like Ryan said I never really dissected Nicodemus before like this. But define toy makes me think about my own journey. At times I think I’m doing a “good job” at being a Christian. Then pride comes in and knocks me down. Other times I think “what did I just say?” Or lately I feel like I potentially missed a few opportunities to talk about Jesus or just the topic of organized religion with others. Like you said Noah I definitely feel that weight and i will for sure include you in my prayers. I feel as if I’m being pushed to another level that I’m not sure I’m ready for. But hey FOLLOWING Jesus is going to “interfere” with our lives right?

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