Being Cool following Jesus

Following Jesus is a very individual thing to do. There’s no need to be a Stereotyped Christian.

For each person it will be different. Which is why it is so important to actually do this by letting Him live His life through you by His Holy Spirit. Only in that way will the believer ‘get it right’, because God’s way of working with each person is personally tailored to that person. This is the beauty of being a believer (well, one of the many beauties!) because each of us as an individual is respected by God and used individually by Him and related to on a personal basis. Being Christlike does not mean we have to grow a beard and wear sandals – although you can if you like! – but it means we need to be Jesus to those we meet. 1 John 2:6 says that whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.

It’s possible to be contemporary, it’s possible to be cool, it’s possible to keep your own personality, and still be Christlike. That’s what individuality is all about. And the brilliant thing about all this is that He can then reach people who are of a like mind – through you. Because the believer associates with his peers, whether at work, the Flying Club or the gaming group, Jesus is at large in the community. The believer is being Jesus to those he meets. Reaching individuals at their level just as He has always done.

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