Jamie Snyder challenges the reader with this question: “If Sunday didn’t exist, would anyone know you were a follower of Jesus?”
The early church turned the world upside down. Communities knew who the Christians were, and the church grew rapidly.
Snyder describes the characteristics of a 24/7 Christian as possessing:
- Unbridled generosity
- Daring courage
- Rebellious joy
- Risky faith
- Relentless hope
- Scandalous grace
- Mad love
If we were to examine our Christian walk, could we see these qualities?
“When a student sought to follow a rabbi, he was hoping to take on the rabbi’s yoke–the system of beliefs and interpretations the rabbi had either developed or carried on from previous generations.”
Snyder explains that “when a rabbi preached his own yoke, it was said that he taught with authority.”
If a student wanted to follow the rabbi, the rabbi asked him many questions, and if the student passed the test, the rabbi said, “Come, follow me.”
As a disciple, the student left family, friends, community, everything, in total surrender to the rabbi.
Jesus simply says, “Come, follow me.”
Have you left everything to follow Jesus?
My prayer for you:
Father, thank You for Jamie Snyder and his passion for You. Bless him as he points people to You. Pour out Your Holy Spirit upon the church, so that we will turn the world upside down like the early church did for You. We want to be known as 24/7 Jesus followers, so that we will point people to Jesus.