Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


June 3, 2011

Discipleship, the Christian faith is not so much about "them," or even "us," but about "you."

"But what about you?"  Jesus asked.  "Who do you say I am?"
                                                   -- Mark 8:29 TNIV
Jesus makes the point about "you."  People witnessed the signs, the miracles, the uplifting teaching, and talk goes about--"He might be the Messiah," "What a wonderful teacher from God!"  Even the Twelve are talking about Jesus, but Jesus changes the tenor and substance of the conversation.  Ultimately it's not what "they" say about Jesus, not even, what "we" might be saying about Jesus.  "But Peter, What about you?"
You is the word.  We're not messing around with distant, impersonal doctrines, Jesus tells you and me.  We're talking about the first person--what about you?  How is Christ your Savior and Lord this day?  How do we serve him this day?  You!
Dale Patterson