There is the messenger. He is delivering the message.
Who are the followers following? The messenger or Jesus.
Some questions to think about.
- Is it clear from the message that Jesus came to us as a human?
- Is it clear that Jesus is the Messiah (the anointed leader of God’s country)?
- Is it clear that Jesus died to save us from a life of missing God’s goal (sin) for our life?
- Is it clear that Jesus rose from the dead and ascended to heaven to sit at the right hand of God with all the authority to govern God’s country?
The message is what Jesus has done. The message is good news about life with Jesus. The message is Jesus’ new plan.
The real messenger collects followers for Jesus. He doesn’t send out messengers who have fancy rhetoric of their own. The message of Jesus on the cross can’t be trivialized into mere words. The power of His death on the cross and His resurrection is demonstrated beyond mere words. The message is demonstrated with real power that heals and changes lives.
That is the new plan. The goal will be achieved. No doubt about it.