Together #forSalem
Together #forSalem
Why I don't call myself a Christian anymore [Mark 6:7-13]

Jesus never told anyone to “become a Christian.” But he does invite everyone to follow him. What’s the difference and why does it even matter?

Main Points:
[02:22] Christians BELIEVE certain things. Jesus Followers DO certain things.
[03:14] Jesus doesn’t invite us to simply believe something. He invites us to be and do something.
[06:21] Jesus Followers do what Jesus did and say what Jesus said.
[08:39] Jesus Followers are prepared and empowered by Jesus.
[12:14] Jesus Followers are content to rely on Jesus and enjoy seeing him come through.
[15:18] Jesus Followers know that winning people is more important than winning arguments.
[16:07] When Jesus Followers live out the mission of Jesus… lives are changed.
[17:49] Jesus Followers become like Jesus in order to be utilized by Jesus.
[21:00] Jesus doesn’t invite us to be a Christian. He invites us to follow him.
[25:43] Following Jesus allows us to become who we were created to be and to do what we were created to do.

To follow Jesus…
[22:17] Accept his invitation
[22:48] Get to know him
[23:23] Ask him to lead you
[23:55] Act

Discussion Questions:
1. Would you say you agree or disagree with Jon’s distinction between the term “Christian” and the term “Jesus Follower?” Why is that?
2. In your faith journey what has been the relationship between believing and doing?
3. Read James 2:14-20 What stands out and/or challenges you in that passage? What do you think the distinctions are between trying to earn God’s favor with good deeds and partnering with Jesus to bring the Kingdom of God to earth now?
4. What are some steps you can take this week to partner with Jesus?
5. How can your group pray with you this week?



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