Spirit Life Walk

Getting the Gospel Groupie Out

January 24, 2022 Sarah Bachtold Season 2 Episode 4
Spirit Life Walk
Getting the Gospel Groupie Out
Show Notes

Funny, I just watched a movie about the Beatles last night and what the world would be like without them. I'm not sure I would've missed their music, but a friend of mine who grew up when they were big could sing all of the songs that came up on the TV lol. (I'm more that way with the Sound of Music).  And most rock bands, especially the big names, they get a lot of groupies. If you don't know what a groupie is, well, its the person who goes berserk whenever the band or big name arrives. They want to flock around that person, touch them, get a look from them, etc. Did you know that Jesus had groupies too? And the disciples were always trying to hold back the crowd trying to get at Him! Jesus gave his groupies some pretty cool benefits. He gave great outdoor speeches that when people came, they might get a free meal. He became a form of entertainment. They didn't know what they'd see Him do that day as every hour of every day He healed EVERYONE who were sick, He raised the dead, He restored the lame, cleansed the lepers and did things that his disciple John said, "...there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written" (John 21:25). But a defining moment came in the ministry of Jesus when He challenged those groupies and even those who had gone further than a mere "fan" to call themselves a "disciple" of Jesus (John Chapter 6). There is a price to choose the life of a disciple of the Lord Jesus...but there are also great eternal rewards for doing so, the greatest of which is to know Him more!

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