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Who do you follow?

The red carpet for celebrities to walk on What celebrity do you follow? Who do you think is great?
Perhaps it’s a singer, or an actor, or a sports person.

What is it about them that makes you want to be like them?

A lot of the attraction for that person can be due to all the advertising and hype.

They become amazing because of all the publicity they get on TV and in the magazines.

But what publicity machine did Jesus have? … 

He didn’t have the TV and magazines. But people still followed Jesus!

He said: “Follow Me.”
Okay, many didn’t and others followed for only a short time.
But don’t you think that it is surprising that anybody followed Him at all?

Imagine going up to people and saying “follow me!”
How many would follow you or me – probably none!

But there was something very special about Jesus, something very different about Him.
Cartoon of an angry manAnd that caused different reactions to Him.

  • They either hated Him.
  • Or they followed Him.

Why was that?

  • It was because Jesus didn’t say wrong things
  • He didn’t do selfish things
  • He didn’t have cruel, or proud thoughts.

How come?
Because He is the Son of God –  He’s perfect.

A super puddingImagine you are a little child and your mum has made a wonderful, tasty, super pudding for a party to be held on the next day.
Then, when everybody had gone to bed, you creep down in the semi darkness.
And you try a little piece of it, … and then a bigger piece.
Then your mum suddenly turns the light on! You’ve been caught!
What do you do? You either:

  • hate her for turning the light on and catching you
  • or, you say you’re sorry!

 Jesus coming into the world had a similar effect on people.

His perfect life was like a bright light.
People felt that their lives were suddenly laid bare before God.
They only had two choices, either:

  • they hated Him for exposing their sin (their wrong things)
  • or they turned to Him and asked Him to forgive them.

Nothing has changed, we all now have the same choice as them.

A man walkingThose that followed Jesus then, and those that follow Him now, love Him.
The reason is because He is the only One who can forgive our self centred lives.

If we willingly follow Him, He becomes our new Master, and our Lord.
Do you want to be a follower of Jesus Christ?

Hate & walking images: thanks to Serif ARTGallery CD
Super pudding image: thanks to GSP 100,000 Clipart CD

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