I received a forward message last week that had a great one-liner in it. Here is the line: “Remember, just going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.”
We all know that a person who stands in their garage is no more a car than a dog who sleeps in its owners bed is a person. However, we often act as if all that is required for someone to be a Christian is that they go to church for one hour a week (as long as there is nothing else that interferes with church, of course).
This email was a powerful reminder to me that being a Christian involves a commitment to becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. Disciples are certainly people who go to church, and who profess faith in Jesus. But they are also people whose lives proclaim that Jesus is Lord.
Who is your life proclaiming as Lord?