Jesus Excitement Without Christian Commitment

Leonard C. Albert

There is a new enthusiasm among believers today. Everywhere you look someone has on “witness wear.” There are T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, pins, pendants and emblems. The problem is that some folks imitate the outward while never having the inward motivation for active service for Christ.

Our generation wants to cocoon and enjoy the freedom to do whatever they please. With this in mind, I feel that the biggest challenge to the church will come from within. Christ does not just want our admiration . . . He wants our life. Our activity is not for the short term. He is after lifelong commitment which has been called “a long obedience in the same direction.” Everywhere we look we see crowds without commitment Thousands of people gather for Bible study. Tens of thousands meet and worship each week. But, alas, many have only identified with a cause and a crowd. Don’t let this happen in your church!

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