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Saturday, November 9, 2013

S’more Discipleship at a Distance

Yesterday I suggested that many poke at Christianity by following Christ at a distance.  I have probably been guilty of that myself at times.  What does that look like?  It may take a number of forms in our lives.  Perhaps it means that we compartmentalize and balance our lives.  You know we do not want to overdo the Christian thing so we make decisions on our pursuit of Christ based on how much time it will take away from our family and our work.
Are we following Christ too closely?  Thoughts at DTTB.
Perhaps it shows up in testing the wind.  Kind of like Peter did as we looked at yesterday in Matthew 26:58…  We hang back to see how things are going to turn out.  We wait to see who else will be involved.  We make decisions based on who is engaged.

Maybe it shows up in compromise.  We do not speak to sin that we see in our communities because we do not want to seem judgmental, and we certainly do not want people to look too closely at our lives.

It may be in how we choose to engage with the Word.  Perhaps we are more inclined to read a book about the Bible or listen to someone else’s take on the Word rather than take the time to learn to dig into it for ourselves.

From a distance if things do not work out, we really can’t be blamed – after all we were waiting for others to lead, to tell us what to do.

How does that approach work out for anyone in any other endeavor?

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