Read: John 1:10-12; 1 John 2:22-23; 1 John 3:23-24; I John 4:2

I like happy messages. Words that convey I am doing a good job, not falling short. Criticism has historically been difficult for me because I want to get it right. If I didn’t get it right, someone must be disappointed with me.

Through various avenues the last few weeks, I keep hearing the same question, just worded a bit differently each time. But basically, it sounds like this: What are you doing with Jesus? C.S. Lewis said it like this:

I taught Christian History for several years. The element of early history that stands out to me is the way people came to be followers of Jesus after his death and resurrection. There was something so compelling about the way these people lived – the ones who called on the name of Jesus – that it required a response. People wanted to join them, even when they knew that decision may bring persecution, separation and sometimes death.

So, what are you doing with Jesus? Does the way you live compel people to make a decision about Jesus? Does it create a hunger in people for something more? Who do you say Jesus is?

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