Jesus Swagger: Break Free from Poser Christianity
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Stop being a poser. Start being a Christian.
Is your faith for real? How about your walk?
If everyone who claimed to love Jesus actually did, this world would be pretty close to paradise. Yet we live in a time when being a poser is not only easy, it’s rewarded—especially where Jesus is concerned.
But claiming to love Jesus without following him is bogus, fraudulent, and—frankly—it’s not you. God has called you to be set apart, to live authentically, to walk a genuine Jesus Swagger. He wants followers, not pretenders.
From Christian blogger Jarrid Wilson, Jesus Swagger is about calling out the phony, showing the pretender the door, and letting Jesus in instead. If you are suspicious of your own motivations, your own talk, or even your own Christianity, it’s time to be honest, come clean, and get real. It’s time to take the Jesus Swagger litmus test and start walking the walk.
people in them. I’m not ignorant enough to believe that every church in the world would act the same way this one did, but I will say that this experience opened my eyes to something many churches in the world are at fault for. We lack the boldness to reach outside of ourselves, and we’re afraid to get the carpets dirty. We look more like museums than we do biblical churches. From the very foundations of the Bible, we find examples of the church reaching outside of itself, meeting people where
get pretty dang close. Don’t get me wrong. I understand that culture and society are way different than they once were, but we need to remember that Jesus is still the same. He is the same today as he was yesterday and will be tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8). We can’t limit what the church is capable of due to a time and date. When we embrace the power of the Holy Spirit, we can reach outside the walls we have built around us. I have nothing against church buildings, but I do have something against how
sharing his story with people at malls, schools, and grocery stores. Many of today’s youth have more audacity and boldness than those who claim to be mature believers in Christ. That change in living may be derived from “growing up,” and being told to chill out over the years, but I believe this is something we need to evaluate and change our view on. We can keep that radical way of living in our hearts. We can keep living an audacious life in the name of Jesus. We’re called to be radical. There
him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind” (NIV). This verse gives an incredible picture of the Trinity, and it’s a lot easier to spot than you think. First, the author, John, refers to the relentless power of the Trinity as God, followed by the living manifestation of the Word as Jesus, and then the light of man as God’s guiding light known as the Holy Spirit. Each person of the Trinity has individual
just what he can do for us. Conferences, books, albums, and T-shirts are wonderful tributes to the kingdom of God. In fact, I love that our generation is doing everything it can to expand its reach. But the essence of Christianity goes beyond publicity: it’s the belief that people loving people in the name of Jesus will truly change the world. THE PHARISEE FAKES There are some posers in Scripture who rocked robes and giant hats instead of Power Ranger costumes: the Pharisees. I kind of feel