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#2 Stars of One Pursuit

The Bible tells us in verse 9: “And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem.”

This star pursued Jesus. It was not a static signpost only pointing the way.

We pursue that which we are passionate about. We pursue what we prize.

Our love for Jesus is authenticated by the passion of the pursuit. Does our profession match our pursuit?

Do we love in words only or is our love revealed by how we pursue Jesus with our lives.

You see, it is a natural, normal thing for the creature to want to have relationship with the Creator who gave it existence. I want to know and enjoy the one who gave me life! The Bible says that we are to be imitators of God just like little children seek to emulate their earthly fathers. I want to know Christ and I want to be like Him.

We can also see that this star not only pursued Christ but it also led others to Him. In like fashion, our lives should lead others to Jesus. We should be like Andrew, who “found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah.” And he brought him to Jesus.” (John 1:41)

If your family, friends, and relatives follow you will they end up at Christ?

During this Christmas holiday season, renew your single-minded pursuit of Christ and your commitment to bring others with you.

  1. Vickie
    December 15th, 2011 at 00:42 | #1

    After reading this statement the one thing that stands out is the sentence on using love as just words and not in our actions or lives. Anyone can use words, but a true believer will lead with actions. This doesn’t mean just on Sunday, but should be incorporated everyday. Though no one is perfect, and I surely am not,if my family, friends and relatives follow me they would end up with Christ.

  2. December 15th, 2011 at 16:26 | #2

    Great word, Vickie! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. Rose
    December 17th, 2011 at 19:59 | #3

    Pastor, Sunday was amazing, I knew that God knew each star by name, but when you showed the video on the stars through the hubbel I almost cried out with awe. I also did not know that each of those stars have their own song to the Lord. I was so humbled by that, I wonder what my life’s song sounds like to the Lord. This series will build that fire in my bones to fulfill the will of God for my life. I don’t want to go into 2012 the same as 2011.

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