DTR – Fan vs. Follower

Pastor Jason Burns

January 10, 2021

  • What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus?
  • Fan: Enthusiastic Admirer

Matthew 4:18-22  // As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Luke 6:46  // Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?

Matthew 7:21  // Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Luke 9:23 NLT  // Then he [Jesus] said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.”

  • Anyone means everyone.
  • Turn from Selfish Ways means Total Surrender.
  • Jesus: Come and Die.

1 John 2:17  //  The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

  • Epithumia: Hyper Desire
  1. Why Are You Here?
  2. Are You All In?
  3. Have You Made It Your Own?

Luke 14:26  //  If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.