Throughout our study in John we’re noticing Jesus’ invitation to come and follow Him. Yesterday I broke it down to three invitations: Come and See – Come and Follow – Come and Die!
Where are you with Jesus? He invites us to “come and see”. Check it out. “You gotta see this!” And that’s more than just an invitation to a great church service with amazing music and fog machines. That’s about an honest look at Christianity and it’s claims. Remember the gal from Samaria, “Come and see this Jesus, you gotta check this out”. She could say that because she had already seen, and believed.
“Come and follow” is the invitation to become a genuine follower of Christ by placing your faith in Him as Savior. Exchanging your life for His. Crossing the line of faith. Repenting of your sins, seeing yourself and your sins as filthy rags, and telling Jesus you believe WHO He is, and WHAT He’s done for you. Pray the prayer! I hope several did that at Grace yesterday. If YOU never have, I hope you will.
“Come and die” is the hard part of giving your all to Jesus. This isn’t the same as being saved. This is an act of the (already)child of God giving full surrender to a life dedicated to the mission of Jesus. There is a cost to consider. This is obedience. This is where God calls/leads us to give our all.
Wherever you are, Jesus reaches out His arms and says, “come here…come to Me!”
Aren’t you glad?