I Have Decided, Part 1: Follow Jesus

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Who are you following?

Maybe you consider yourself a follower of Jesus.

Are you a follower? A fan? A secret admirer?

In this message Pastor Jamie describes three types of relationships people have with Jesus. Which one are you?

1. Secret admirer.

John 3:1-2“There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. 2 After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.”

A secret admirer only THINKS about the object of their affection.

2. Fan.

John 6:1-2, 25-26, 53, 66

A fan declares their devotion, but it doesn’t change their life.

3. Follower.

John 6:67-69“Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?” 68 Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. 69 We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God.”

Luke 9:23“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”

A follower DOES the things that the person they are following does.

Later, Nicodemus became a fan (John 7:50) and then became a follower (John 19:39).

Are you a secret admirer, a fan or a follower of Jesus?

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