There are at least a few hundred different ways to approach Christianity, but I would like to highlight three I often see. The first is the church-goer who doesn’t bring a bible to church, has no real interest in moving forward in his/her faith, and who probably doesn’t even know the Lord. The second is the person who studies the Scriptures, takes copious notes during services, can argue just about any theological point, but never really seems to reflect much of the character of Christ. And the third is the person who I’ll call the “disciple of Christ.” They are actively engaged in the practice of Christianity, always learning, but also doing what the Scriptures command each and every day. When it comes to the a true and active faith, the “observer” and the “learner” are left out in the cold. Jesus is looking for disciples, plain and simple.
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” Jesus of Nazareth (Luke 6:46)