June 18, 2021

Are You A Super-Fan of Jesus Christ?


Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30

When you were a teenager, were you a super-fan of a pop star, or was there an athlete that you idolized? As an adult, maybe there’s a podcast host or a writer you look up to and would be awed to meet. Following Jesus is similar! How can we study and emulate every move He would make, so that we can be closer to Him, more like Him—so that we’d be recognized as a super fan of Jesus Christ?

Just like you lip synced with favorite CD until your family went crazy, the follower of Jesus should be obsessed with copying Him.  Are we thinking about Jesus every day, wondering constantly if the thing we just did or said is like Him? This isn’t an exercise in piety, but an exercise in adoration.

Jesus went to work every day in His dad’s shop, He went to dinner parties and weddings, He went on trips with His friends and attended John the Baptist’s rally. He stayed up late talking with people and sometimes crying. Yes, we even follow Jesus when we simply enjoy the good things in our life.

What about the worst days and times when we get stuck? We can look at how Jesus handled trouble and copy His responses. He was tempted in every way that we are, but He did not sin (Hebrews 4:15). He went straight to the Scriptures and to His Father in prayer. We can do the very same.

Resource reading:  Matthew 4:1-11