“What I am anxious to see in Christian believers is a beautiful paradox. I want to see in them the joy of finding God while at the same time they are blessedly pursuing Him. I want to see in them the great joy of having God yet always wanting Him.” A. W. Tozer

Sermon #32: Who is a Disciple of Jesus Christ? - Walking in the Truth.



"If you hold on to my teaching, you are really my disciples." - John 8:31 (NIV)

God help us!

Here is the definition of a disciple of Jesus Christ: "One who holds on to His teaching." 

I have learnt a lot just from this definition. A disciple of Jesus follows Jesus. Jesus is their Lord, in every respect and in every aspect of life.

Now we can all judge ourselves. What does Jesus teach us? How would He have us behave under the various circumstances of life? How well are we doing as disciples? Are we surely holding on to His teaching? 

Note this: "holding on" implies that something wants to take you from there. It could be challenges. It could be people and their will over your life. Or it could plainly be your own weaknesses.

In my Christian life, I have seen several Christians compromise. I have seen relatives prevailing over the saints, putting them back into bondage. I have seen people try "other options" when they face challenges. They know what Jesus expects of them, but they still give in to such things. That's the opposite of "holding on."

By the grace granted us, let us all strive to be "...really Jesus' disciples."

"He who belongs to God hears what God says." - John 8:47 (NIV)

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