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Following Jesus

Following Jesus is the third solo album from Detroit-native gospel singer Vanessa Bell Armstrong. The album won the Soul Train Music Award in 1988 for the Best Solo Gospel Album category.

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If you’ve given up on following Jesus because you don’t feel good enough at it, you don’t understand the great hope of…
Taking up your cross and following Jesus looks weird in America these days.
If it's true David Ndii will be charged with incitement, then the following people would face the same charge if they were li…
People of Faith following Jesus in this location since 1958. Here’s the cornerstone, but…
The serpent you tolerate today will become a dragon to generations following you. We crush every serpentine spirit today i…
Following Jesus is the best decision.
Following the Flynn family and keeping them in…
Following Jesus is not a game nor is it a performance. Ain’t fooling no one but yourself.
Hi. I don’t know who that young man was, but he took the words right out of my mind. What teachings of Je…
When Jesus heard this, He was amazed and said to those following Him, ‘Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel have I…
Being a Christian is more than a title. It's a lifestyle. A sacrifice. A daily commitment and surrender. Following Jesu…
Following Jesus' actual words and ways in the gospels oddly brings out the devil in some evangelical Christians.
Following Jesus is not just about peace and hope and joy; following Jesus begins with the crucifixion of the self. Source: Ravi Zacharias
Following Jesus is picking up your cross daily and following him with the mind of Christ. This is the beginning of your personal faith.
"Following Jesus will require relationship, repentance and resilience." - Pastor Anthony Montaño.
Following Jesus: courage and walking shoes needed! -Pope Francis
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Thankyou a bunch for following me. I like your page your messege! Be Blessed in Jesus.
Make sure your following the Shepherd (Jesus) & not just following the crowd.
Spiritual GROWTH is in the hearing, it’s in the learning, and it’s in following of Jesus Christ and HIS Word. - NCBA
Set goals and plans within the framework of following Jesus Christ.
Don't be found following after the things of this world such as money, power, and prestige. Instead choose to follow Jesus the Shepherd.
Why is there persecution in following Hear more in today's
I am following the footsteps of Jesus, I can't lose with the Lord in front of me.
GOD bless you in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ Thanks for following.
GOD bless you in JESUS' Holy Name. Thanks for following.
Jesus promised us immortality and a life in Heaven for following him. He never promised that it was going to be easy doing so.
These Satan following groups are just allowing you to get the gospel out even more. Stay the co…
Jesus who knew in 2005 when Eve, John and Naoko were in Dr Who they'd be in Torchwood the following year🤔
Hales points out that a disciple of Jesus seeks to become like him. It's not just following. It's a state of being. monson
GOD bless you in the Holy Name of our LORD & SAVIOUR Jesus Christ.Thank you for following.
SomeThink While Following LORD JESUS they can or are allowed to cherry pick from sin NoYou dare knowingly cherry pics from sin of sin
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Yea,h but Jesus wasn't A) a moslem, and B) ordered by his god to kill non moslems C) following those orders
is following Jesus Christ & living holy. Praying for your family, friends & enemies so that you may…
Michael Sharp has been much on my mind this week. Here's a window on his Jesus-following, peacemaking work. RIP, MJ.
There will be no 'robots' following the media scripts in heaven, because that isn't the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
She lost literally 1 point on a paper for not following MLA guidelines in a class focused on academic writing lmao
That's not an arguement as the Spanish Inquisition thought they were Christians and following the Word of Jesús and…
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Jesus Christ everything that person & their following said in that thread is giving me a headache
Fear is unnatural it breeds but most are just on the path following the herd those of us who tru…
God’s grace is entirely wrapped up in a person: Jesus. You can’t get it through religion or ritual. You can’t get it by fol…
If you find that following Jesus is an easy task not requiring too much effort, you're most likely not following Jesus.
Exactly when did believing in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savio and following the principles set forth in his word become "extreme right wing?"
Jesus loves us even when we're at our worst. Jesus knows we can get it together by following him.
I saw a bumper sticker that said "are you following Jesus this close?" and it made me really mad bc GRAMMAR
🌹🕯I'm amazed at how the religious right justifies following such a morally bankrupt (re)Publican. Jesus wept.
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Really want a Jesus following girlfriend who I could serve With
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But being Christian & following Jesus example are 2 different things. If your faith doesn't help the poor, it's not of Jesus.
God's Word for today reminds us that as long as we are committed to following Jesus and doing God's work, no human obst…
We aren't following Jesus if we're saying no when asked to step into the uncomfortable. For that was literally the cornerstone of His life.
More than half of SNAP recipients are children or the elderly. What Jesus are these dudes following?
A side effect of evangelical Christianity is emotional immaturity. Try following the teachings of Jesus rather than Mammon…
"Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, which is to say, be..." ~John 1:38
"The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me." ~John 1:43
"Let me ask you the question this way: If following Jesus cost you everything, would it still be worth it?"
They think Christians are stupid for following Jesus and hicks foe owning guns.
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"Following Jesus is not a playground, it's a battlefield." - Pastor Ryan
Friends, pray with me as I teach “Following Jesus - Wherever. Whenever. Whatever” from Luke 9:23 to the students tonight.
Tomorrow Pastor Richard continues the series with "Following Jesus in relating to others" James 3:18 All welcome!
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Following Jesus is not complicated. But it will transform everything about you.
"Following Jesus means that you experience him like its the first time every day" -Judah smith
yes sir..Following Jesus is not choosing between regular or diet soda
Following Jesus is costly and not easy but the important is following God's approval in our lives... 󾍇
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Jk I literally just started following him like 15 minutes ago.
Jesus I'm getting tired of all the these bots following me like *** I have like 5 human followers and 130 bot followers smh
I am following Jesus. There is NO turning back.
Following Jesus always requires of us to make daily choices for God ... and daily commitments to align ourselves with God's will for us.
If you're bored, one thing is for sure: You're not following in the footsteps of Christ.
appreciated Edy, i'm following.The Lord our God reigns supreme, he's love x we flourish in him.Jesus's the goodShepherd
I've never seen in scriptures where Jesus said I'm a leader. So leadership was never defined by who you're leading or following.
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Following Jesus makes your life better and makes you better at life. -
Following someone on social media will do you little good, but following Jesus will change your life!
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As a follower of Christ. I want my life to model the pattern Jesus left for me.
If our walk with CHRIST demands no change, we aren't walking with HIM at all. Following JESUS…
The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, “Follow Me.” John 1:43
Dear Christians, how is it you reconcile voting for Trump/Clinton/Sanders and following Jesus?
When you fall to sin, get right back up & keep following Jesus. You don't have to feel ashamed; Jesus took your shame & sin upon the cross.
Following Jesus isn’t about our agenda. It’s not about whether it’s convenient. It’s discovering His heartbeat. https:…
Following Jesus’ resurrection I imagine Philip and James got in touch with the freedom of their own limitations.
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There is no "only child" in the family of God. Following Jesus is a team sport. So which brother or sister are you goin…
Being a sinner does not disqualify you from following Jesus. It's a prerequisite. Andy Stanley
We are NOT our past, our sins, our wrong choices. We are following the Way of Jesus and being made New. 2 Cor. 5:17 htt…
Teach the children to sing songs about following Jesus, such as “Where [Jesus] Leads Me I Will Follow,” and...
Can you believe a Cruz supporter said the following?, "Cruz is in good company, Jesus lost a vote too".Wow.
"Following Jesus doesn’t mean everyone will like you, but it guarantees that some will hate you." . – Lecrae
If we R truly following Jesus, we will forgive our Friends & Foes, and love, bless, and pray for those who mistreat us=Turn the other Cheek
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Truly following Jesus requires that we make reborn changes in all aspects of life, not just in our behavior & dress code in Sunday's Church
It’s so key to remember that following Jesus is a lifestyle “on the move.” We don’t stop to admire what we’ve accomplish…
DAY 8. Luke 7:9. 9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I t…
for how long have you been into following Jesus ?
Following Jesus isn’t just a one-time decision. It's a daily process of growth.
"Following Jesus never says that we are going to lower the standard in our life."
Following Jesus puts our lives at a higher standard! -
Following Jesus does not mean the standards have been lowered. When culture sees excellence, the culture notices.
Following Jesus never says we're going to lower the standard of life, but it sets the standard for excellence
“Only by following Jesus can you love people and not be crushed if they don’t love you.”
So proud of you, You are a man adamantly focused on following Jesus 1st, and a football player 2nd.
"If following Jesus Christ doesn't cost you anything, then you've bought into American Christianity." . -Paul Washer
Following the heart is following Jesus. Those who say Not try to control people when script gives not jurisdiction.
Im glad they are following the steps of all loving Jesus lmao
John 10:22-30 Listening to the voice of Jesus leads unavoidably to following Jesus wherever he may lead us.
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"If our lives do not reflect the fruit of following Jesus..."
Following Jesus Christ isn't an easy road but it's the ONLY road worth following.
Obama's rewards are on earth. He and his MUSLIM following Quran brothers are all headed to *** Jesus Christ is King.
thanks for connecting! I began following Jesus when I responded to the call at a Harvest Crusade in Anaheim when I was 5. 🙌🙏
What does it mean to lose your life in following Jesus?
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: I will forever wonder how means anything more than following Jesus. That's hard enough. No need to add more.
My dog is so *** happy I stayed home she won't stop following me around
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The follower of Jesus must look to multiply his or her life into others or they are not truly following him. Agree or disagree?
Following Jesus is always our first priority!
Thanks for following Jesus and standing for 2nd amendment! God bless you.
Following Jesus is a personal decision, but it can't be a private decision. We can't be silent if we're following a savior who wasn't silent
Should a true Christian not be following Jesus' example? See link:
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Ps Ian inviting up Rowena with her team of 12, talking about the power of a team and following Jesus' example!
SermonPreview: Following Jesus is messy. Sometimes you get the kingdom all over you. Once you’ve been stained by it, it never washes off
Tbh you can't go wrong following Jesus
Following Jesus: We strive to follow Jesus’ teachings in our lives:to love God above all else a ...read more at
Following Jesus is not a popular thing (especially in college) but the JOY is greater than the rarity. HOPE is here
Following Jesus is not just for Sundays. It's an every day pursuit. Have you met with God today?
Struggles: Our Battle With Discontentment. by Craig Groeschel, from Following Jesus in a...
Thanks for following.I am creating end time posts to inform the saved & warn the lost to believe in Jesus & get saved.
Pope Francis, Year Four. Putting people first - following in the footsteps & teachings of Jesus
it shows that you started following me. Do u know that Jesus loves you? He has a plan for your life.
All of God's fullness dwells in him and him [alone]; period! Name Jesus Christ quite literally means the following;
lol I been following a few for a min but I just found mila. Lord jesus
Jesus's companions are amazed & stunned at his power. Through his teachings Jesus is able to command a large following and save many
Just Living: What does following Jesus look like in the 21st Century?
Going to church doesn't define you as a good person... Following in Jesus's footsteps do.
There may be times when following Jesus isn't easy or popular, but it's worth it. He is so worth every moment of it
Following Jesus today at MacArthur Park because I'm a
This generation of girls rely on social media & sex for approval.Everyone following a trend.when *** hair n make up is ya life u need jesus
Following Jesus wherever He leads you doesn't always mean geographically. Most times it means spiritually. ♥
If you advocate and agree with killing/torturing your enemy, you are not following Jesus.
When we are following Jesus, he always leads us to the lost. Christians don't pick and choose who they love.
Thanks for following the risen Lord Jesus! All Bible. All the time.
How you know if you're following Jesus–He will always lead you to lost people. HT: Darryl Smith.
when you been Jesus' discipline, following him forever and he tells you and the homies he bout to die..
If celebrities were coming to Jesus and turning from Hollywood to Jesus and following Him instead.WOW. That would be a revival!
Claiming His name and following Him are not the same thing...
"Today’s Growth Principle: . Unless we are yielded to the commands of God, we cannot truly say that we are following Jesus." Paul Chappell
God bless you all as you pick up your cross whatever it may be, and step out with Jesus - following Him all the way
. If you're going to insult, stop following me you troll. Go back to sniffing glue and praising Jesus Cruz
How we can learn to deal with difficult people by following Jesus' example
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Warning: these 3 things disqualify you from following Jesus...
Following is not complicated, it's actually as simple as it gets; remain in him and he will remain in you
Thx for following i love u and i can save ur soul!.
.on what it looks like to follow Jesus in the 21st Century:
There was no Jesus but the RUBES following Trump believe that crap...so to rub their nose in their own lies is fun!!
"The mark of a Jesus following life is thanks giving" JK Jones
Following Jesus will move us away from dependence on religious systems as our pathway to God. ~
How do work and following Jesus go together? "Careers and God's Kingdom"
"Also I'm pretty sure Jesus wasn't white" -a girl in the dining hall following up her story about her prom dress
"When you go one on one with Jesus you won't have to walk in the darkness anymore because you will be following the Light." -
Thanks for following Jesus Christ and me
Men, if you want to pursue me please read the following basic criteria: . Loves Jesus. Laughs often. Lives for adventure . Lov…
The life of Jesus confirms that following God's will is not always fun, enjoyable, pleasant and easy.
"God Bless U! n the mighty, matchless name of Jesus Christ! Thank U 4 following me as I follow him. NJN
Jesus could not care less about our popularity. He cares about our obedience. Following Jesus where He leads us takes gut…
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following Christ Jesus, which is Life and not Religion, is not waiting for World perfection, yet is waiting on full
"Following Jesus isn't about drawing lines. It's about drawing a circle and inviting people into it."
MT Following Jesus will make us fishers of men.
"Following Jesus is not about TRYING everyday but DYING everyday." - Kyle Idleman
"There is no way to follow Jesus w/o him interfering w/ your life. Following Jesus will cost you something." -Kyle Idleman
Currently reading this: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World by Craig Groeschel via
There's an audio version: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World (Unabridged) by Craig Groeschel.
Really looking forward to getting into Craig Groeschel's book "Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World"
Following Jesus well to the nations engages with resurrection power in matters of culture, race, life and death.
"Following Jesus doesn't lead to safety—it leads to the unpredictable and sometimes into the storms." ~Christine Caine
Luke 9:57-62. The Cost of Following Jesus. As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow...
[38] When Jesus turned and noticed them following Him, He asked them, "What are you looking for?"
"You realize that your way is not clear. And that it is not clear because by not following Jesus closely you remain in darkness. What...
cause me to think only of myself. Following your example, uniting my prayers and sufferings with Jesus on the Cross,
Three of the most impractical things about following Jesus
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As believers, we must be willing to follow Jesus into the margins of our world
Who are you hearing? Who are you following? John 10:27 Jesus said, "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me"
I have already pointed that out if you have been following. The Septuagint in 2 Maccabees, Jesus in the Gospel Paul in I Cor
Following Jesus means that he leads, we follow.
To be a Christian is be crystallized into oneness with God following the example of Jesus Christ.
Happy to see a Jesus follower following a writer of erotica. Not a surprise after all. Jesus did love Mary Magdalen. Thank you
you will not be applauded by the masses for following Jesus, but lemme tell ya, it's so worth it.
Are you following the example of Christ in your small group?
Following someone on the web is pointless if they have nothing to help you find Jesus!
"Choose THIS DAY whom you will serve". Jos24:15. Following Jesus is not a, "Let me think about it," or a, "Maybe when I'm ol…
One of my favorite things about following Jesus is I get to drop the act,admit I'm not good enough,walk in freedom &that'…
When you're following Jesus and Satan tries to bring you down.
Current Teaching Series | Following Jesus in a selfie centered world.
Join us this evening at 6pm for Pastor Chris' message: Following Jesus. You'll enjoy a great time of worship, a...
"Following Jesus is what brings real fulfillment, peace, & purpose to your life".
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I added a video to a playlist Hope Sabbath School: Lesson 10 - Following Jesus in Everyday Life (2nd
nominal Christianity very much a part of genocide in 1994 Rwanda. In name only is not following Jesus.
I really checked to see if you were still following me lmaoo
Obama is really reincarnated Michael Jackson. . Jesus was Je... — I agree with all the following. You're a good man.
justin thank u so much for following me😭I can't believe this u made my sad morning happy❤ I not only wanna thank god but jesus
Juan De Jesus is now following me on Welcome!
Why are all these Jesus people following me?
My soul would rest in Your embrace for I am Yours & You are mine. @ following Jesus.
Therefore, only the following words of the Bible, but only to follow Jesus. Other names and Religion Do not be afraid of humans. The idol.
Watch what u say. It’s easier 2 talk about following Jesus than it is 2 actually follow Jesus.So lets pick up our cross and follow
Jesus didn't die for all this religious confusion he wants us all to be 1 in the same doctrine following the same rules
JESUS GODINEZ FLORES is now following me on Welcome!
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If all your discipleship happens in a classroom or at events people will believe following Jesus is a study or a progr…
I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back ...Following Jesus is the only way to true happiness, Amen!
believing and following Jesus are two diff things...if you are trusting in Jesus only then no worries right?
jesus omar is now following me on Welcome!
and to a straight direction in following Jesus! :)
You know why am I going the extra mile its because I am following Jesus Christ my teaching model and I am trying to be like him every day.
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What would people believe about following Jesus if they were to follow our example in everyday life?
Following Jesus may be hard some times but it will be all so worth it in the end.
The 10 Second Rule: Finding your way back to passionate faith, one small decision at a time!
Jesus Christ is following the Spider Gwen hype, it offered me a one star legendary Spider-Gwen for 3.99 LOL NO THANKS
The widows mite. Jesus was not happy with what she had to give she was following a bad doctrine the pharisee's...
Discipleship is about passionately following Jesus and inviting others to join you
There was a time . . . . 2 Tim 4:2-3. Following Freed from the that ensnared me
Christianity isn't about following rules. It's about following Jesus. When you look to Jesus, obedience will follow.
hey Evan! What does Jesus think of you following people for your pride and then unfollowing them? Hmmm?
i've got that Happyness song Baby, Jesus up next. following Brand New's Jesus. holy.
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Jesus I'm not that old. Now all of your friends are following me. Crap.
Whiteboard from last Sunday, studying Jon Lunde's "Following Jesus the Servant King"
Following Jesus' steps: Are millions of Christians on the Via Dolorosa walking the wrong way?
The Paradox of Following Jesus. Podcast of Lent 5 message from John 12:20-33.
Following Jesus is a life of costly mercy. - Pastor Dave Whitehead
"Following Jesus costs each of us something different." - Bob Goff (via breanna-lynn)
Following Jesus as a Catholic priest is dangerous vocation You are likely to be killed Pray for the church in Mexico
I've gotten a couple of requests this morning that I post this morning's sermon and consider ways of turning it into an article. See what you think. It's a little over 2,600 words. 8th Street Sermon: “Don’t judge those jerks!” Romans 14:1-12 Don’t judge those jerks! That’s the title I wish I’d come up with on Thursday morning instead of what is printed in your bulletin (which was “Following Jesus..or Presidents or Pastors). I hate it when that happens. Paul’s opening line in admonishing the Roman Christians not to judge each other at the beginning of Romans 14 is, “Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarrelling with them. Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables.” It is a little like saying “Don’t judge those jerks.” The irony is immediately apparent. There is judgment in the call not to judge. Was Paul using irony here? He’s certainly not opposed to using irony. One of his themes to the church in Corinth is strongly root ...
“Following Jesus will take us beyond our wildest dreams and imaginations. It reveals to us how much He loves us. It is too good to be true.” -Marilyn Hickey
Good morning tweeps! Following Jesus is a call to let go. It is a call to die to ourselves and to find a new life in Christ.
Following Jesus defines who you are and who you’re not, what you do and what you don’t. |
"Following Jesus from a safe distance, is neither following him nor is it safe" . Father Mark Carroll College
Seeking peace in the Middle East, is it possible? This week's featured video is part 2 in our series on Following Jesus in a Land of Conflict.
Jacob, Joseph, Moses. Nehemiah, Jonah, Jeremiah, John Baptist, Jesus'disciples, Paul.. Following Jesus is no walk in the park
Following Jesus and walking with God require MOVEMENT. Don't expect to always be in the same place.
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This week's most read piece: Following Jesus as a Lunatic Grass Farmer, Interview with of Polyface Farm
Following Jesus doesn't mean our life will be storm free, but it does mean we are not alone in our boat when the waves hit…
Piper: “Following Jesus is costly, and it is worth it.”
"Following Jesus by making disciples isn't difficult to understand, but it can be very costly. Jesus'…
Much of today's American Christianity is like a Following Jesus for all Gain Seminar held on Sundays from 1030 dull to 1200 sharp... Jesus's version of Christianity called for a Following Him by Counting all Costs, Laying down of your life, and Forsaking all others to even be called a Disciple... Lord Send Revival to our Country!
"Following Jesus is not about safety. It's about obedience." ~A Christian ministering in a Muslim nation
Faith - Following Jesus from the safety of the harbor into the wild waves of the great unknown.
Following Jesus is always a forward motion
Did you know that Following Jesus may not take you to the Hilton hotel or the Ritz Carlton - The Son of man had nowhere to lay His head.
.rolled up on yourmove.is/follow last night. Best of the series talking about UNfollow, for those who quit the faith. Andy Stanley, born to famed pastor Charles, found out earlier in life quitting his faith was not an option while sitting contemplating the difficult aspect of being a follower of Christ. Most of the people who quit do so not because they do not believe in Christ anymore but because the road, for them, is too difficult. Andy got touched by Peter's words in John 6:68, "Lord, to whom would we go?". When you UNfollow Jesus, you step down (from eternal inheritance) and you step out. There will come a time in your life when you would give anything, anything to come back and wish that you had not left Jesus. Powerful.stuff. I know people who find Following Jesus too hard for them.
Following Jesus is about making a difference, not about making a point. - Andy Stanley
The cost of following Jesus. Preachers usually want a crowd-Jesus thinned them out. Read Luke 14:25-27 also read Luke 14:28-33.Jesus always stressed love not hate read Matthew 5:44; 22:39 compare with Matthew 10:34-39.Will you obey/please Jesus or others? He demands that you put Him first in your life.One who carried a cross was regarded as a dead man we must die to ourselves and put Jesus first.Luke 14:28-30 Jesus doesn't want you to be embarrassed. Luke 14:31-32 don't start if you can't finish. Luke 14:33 No thing; no person can be more important; Jesus must be first in your life; What would people think if you did this? A better question to ask is should it ever really matter what others think? Following Jesus completely in everything is the only way we will see Heaven.
Teaching a breakout session on "Following Jesus" at the Christian College Leadership Conference at in…
Following Jesus the Christ doesn't make one a follower.your intent to follow doesn't make your intentions right. Follow him with ur heart.
"Following Jesus is a call to die and yet a call to REALLY live." - Pastor Mark
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Following Jesus to the Cross and Victory Then he said to them all, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it. Luke 9:23-24 “In the Footsteps of the Master” has been our theme for the journey we have taken with Jesus following the narrative in the Gospel of Luke. That journey took a decisive turn at the beginning of Lent when we observed that Jesus “set his face to go to Jerusalem” (9:51) which is an expression of Jesus’ determination to battle his opposition directly. Yet, Jesus battles like no other, bringing victory by surrendering himself to suffering and death on a cross. He demonstrated just what he has asked his followers to do, “deny themselves and take up their cross.” By dying Jesus could defeat the greatest enemy, death itself, and give us the gift, through his resurrection, of freedom from the fear of death ...
Following Jesus begins with denying oneself taking up the cross then Baptism in the name of the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit
Following Jesus costs us everything, because when we follow Him we realize that everything is nothing compared to Him.
Following Jesus is about making a difference, not making a point. In this episode, Andy Stanley talks about what followers of Jesus look like.
"Following Jesus involves far more than Believing; it involves Belonging" Rick Warren, Pastor SaddleBack Church
Following Jesus and a desire to be liked I want to be liked. That being the case, I often struggle when I hear that someone dislikes me. For some reason, they are upset at me and holding a grudge ... and I sometimes struggle to live with that awareness. I imagine that many folks are like that. But, if we are to be a serious Jesus-follower, we need to get over it. To be sure, there are plenty of jerks in the Christian community. There are folks who, for one reason or another, make themselves easy to dislike. Don't let this be true of you. It is also true that we all are capable of offending someone else. In those cases, we need to be humble enough to acknowledge our mess up, go to the person we offended and apologize. Further, there are many other positive relational habits that we must have in our lives such as: Be someone who loves even your enemies (Matthew 5:44). Pray for God's blessings upon even your worst of enemies (Matthew 5:44). Strive to live at peace with everyone (Romans 12:18). Never counter- ...
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Taking the First Step Being a disciple maker means that you will begin to look at the people in your life differently. Every person in your life is created in the image of God, and Jesus commands every one of them to follow Him. God has placed these people in your life so that you will do everything you can to influence them. Following Jesus means that you will be teaching other people to follow Jesus. Take some time to consider your first step toward disciple making. Whom has God placed in your life that you can teach to follow Jesus? Maybe God is laying someone on your heart you don’t know very well. Your first step could be building a relationship with that person. Maybe it’s someone you’ve known for years, and God is calling you to take that relationship to another level. God has placed you where you are, and the people around you are not there by accident. Keep in mind that the Great Commission calls us to every type of person, to those inside of the church as well as to those outside, to those ...
"If you ever feel distressed during your day — call upon our Lady — just say this simple prayer: 'Mary, Mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now.' I must admit — this prayer has never failed me." Blessed Mother Teresa True devotion to Mary is essentially following Jesus. She is not the Savior; she is not God. But she will always lead us to the Savior, her Son Jesus, the Son of the Living God. That is why, the last words spoken by Mary that were recorded in the Gospels were imperative: “Do whatever he tells you.” First, she reminds us that it is Jesus who is the true Savior; she is just the Handmaid of the Lord. So our devotion to her should always be directed to Jesus. And second, she exhorts us to action. Following Jesus is not a matter of passive waiting, but of doing what he commands us to do. This is clearly illustrated in the miracle at Cana. Jesus could have done the miracle out of nothing. But he instructed them: “Fill the jars with water.” Fortunately they heeded Mary’s admoni ...
The founder of Epic Fail Pastors Conference, J. R. Briggs, says, “The entrance exam for Christianity is admitting you are a failure.” Every church should budget for failure. Every follower should ritually, sometimes daily, take Jesus’ sacrament of failure: “shake the dust off your feet” and move on. To be a first follower sometimes means that you show others what not to do. What we like to call “making mistakes” is another name for following. ~ Leonard Sweet, I Am a Follower: The Way, Truth, and Life of Following Jesus
Recommended Reading:Paul Anderson is professor of biblical and Quaker studies at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon. He is a respected New Testament scholar and a former editor of Evangelical Friend and Quaker Religious Thought. In Following Jesus, Paul Anderson explores, describes, and invites. With the same biblical lens employed by the founders of the Quaker movement, he explores what it looks like to be the body of Christ. He describes in practical terms a journey that is Christian rather than denominational. And he lovingly, humbly invites you to follow Jesus.
If this present life is most important to you, you will do everything you can to protect it. You will not want to do anything that might endanger your safety, health, or comfort. By contrast, if following Jesus is most important, you may find yourself in unsafe, unhealthy, and uncomfortable places. You may risk death, but you will not fear it because you know that Jesus will raise you to eternal life. Nothing material can compensate for the loss of eternal life. Jesus’ disciples are not to use their lives on earth merely to please themselves; they should spend their lives serving God and others. ~ Read
If he isn't following Jesus, how can you expect him to lead you?
Following Jesus makes a difference on how on how you do everything. the way you eat and dress,the way you talk, the reasons you do things.
I have 14 followers I'm basically Jesus if he had 2 sex/virusbots following him around.
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Following Jesus will cost something, but the price is worth it.
Following Jesus’ commandments is not legalism; it is true life, joy, liberty and the pathway to love. --Mike Bickle
Following Jesus means that you are being led through the storm by the Creator and Redeemer of your soul. (Mark 4:35-41)
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Being a Christian and following Jesus is about a relationship, it's not about a religion.
with glory” (1 Pet. 1:8). Following Jesus is not about diligently keeping a set of rules or conjuring up the ...
My Unusual Journal 50 Saturday, November 12, 2011, 10:58 PM Let’s Return to the Old Paths “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.” (Jer 6:16 KJV) I dislike sounding like a cracked record, but there are certain things that need to be said to God’s people again and again in this day of shifting standards and blurred lines of demarcation. We have to ask ourselves rhetorically, “Where indeed is the old path set out for us as Christians in an unchristian world; where is the good way in which we should walk?” I am not a pastor and have no desire to be one. While I believe it to be an honorable calling that I would gladly choose to enter, I have no choice in the matter. Clearly God deemed that I did not have the “right stuff” to qualify me for the job and that settles the issue. But I have a pastor’s heart and it hurts me to see the la ...
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If Yeshua [Jesus] was a Jew, why don't Christians following that lead?
Symon & Garth from Dear Saint Isaac are some of the most transparent, real Jesus-following songwriters I know
Yes Yes in Jesus Sweet Name thank you for following me back.. the very best thing that happened for me this year..
Following Brother Lawrence's example today...enjoying the Presence of Jesus as I snap asparagus and mash potatoes for the King's friends. 🍜
While they pick between following their hearts and following their minds I suggest what I know best: Following Jesus
Culture says positive energy and thinking = better life, the Bible says following = a better life, take your pick.
New reflection by Fr. Steven Kostoff: Rebuking the Tempter and Following Jesus
When following Jesus we sometimes stray. But He is the shepherd.
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Its a joke! Tiger woods should ne giving thankt to jesus, and follow Jesus, instead he's following a golf ball his life
I’m a truck driver and manual laborer by trade. Never stopped me from following Jesus or engaging in mission.
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