12 July 2014

W W J D ?

We've just started a new series in our House Fellowship on integrity.
Interestingly, we started off the session by asking the question: What Would Jesus Do ?

This phrase (often abbreviated to the acronym WWJD) became popular amongst Christians during the 1990s. It was seen on wristbands, tee shirts, jewellery. It reminded all of us of the need to live out the teachings of Christ; to love sacrificially in the same way as Jesus. Nowadays, the acronym has become a bit of a cliché, probably due to its overuse.

However, the question is still an excellent one. How often do we go through life with our own agenda, not His? How often do we really consider what Jesus might have done? And then, to follow that course of action, no matter what?

I've been quite challenged by this - although I know that Jesus' agenda could possibly get me into a few scrapes! I went and asked Google for a list of things that Jesus did. Here's what it came up with:

1. He prayed regularly, continually
2. He showed love to those shunned by society (those who were unwelcome; unwanted; undesirable)
3. He restored broken lives (physical, financial, spiritual)
4. He confronted hypocrisy, speaking out boldly when something was wrong
5. He taught God's Word, often directing people back to the Word.
6. He served; putting the needs of others above his own.
7. He equipped leaders, identifying and investing in people who could carry on this work.

Here's the full article that I found on the 'net: Click here


Anonymous said...

Hi Colin,

It's also a question of 'What would Jesus say?'

I've been wondering this lately, especially about my own life.

After all, as John wrote, not everything Jesus did (or said) has been recorded.

Good Wishes,

The Artful Dodger.

Colin Machan said...

John 21:25 (NIVUK)
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.

There's plenty in what is recorded to keep us going for a while!

Anonymous said...

Touche', Mon Ami.

Nevertheless, I hope John was employing hyperbolae!

The Artful Dodger.