What attracted people to Jesus?
Why did hundreds and thousands seek Jesus out?
What caused so many conversations about Jesus when they heard He was coming to town?
Why did so many bring their loved ones who were sick, evil controlled and disabled to Jesus every night for Him to heal and pray for them?
Jesus was different.
When facing a life situation, Jesus responded differently.
When it came to decisions, Jesus decided differently.
When responding to others, Jesus' attitude, words and actions were different.
Doesn't the life of Jesus sum up His sermon on the mount?
"You have heard that it was said... but I tell you..." Matt 5:21
Think of all those topics Jesus preached on; anger/murder, lusting/adultery, marriage/divorce, oaths/keeping your word, revenge/grace, dealing with enemies, etc.
His teaching theme which was His life, "Be Different."
Are you different?
Is your attitude different than the world's and more like Jesus'?
Is your thinking different than the world's and more like Jesus'?
Are your words different than the world's and more like Jesus'?
Are your actions different than the world's and more like Jesus'?
Are your prayers different than the world's and more like Jesus'?
Are the people in your life amazed at how you respond and relate to them because you are more like Jesus than everyone else?
Which nature is more alive in you, your old human nature or Jesus' new nature?
Praying to be more like Jesus in every day life together,
Pastor Chris Reinertson enjoys all sports, especially those involving a ball. He loves to hang out with people and challenge them to be Jesus REVolutionizers.