Music, Thoughts

Which Jesus Do You Follow?

This song came on the radio this morning on my commute to work.  I’ve heard it before, but this time it just seemed more……captivating.  It’s song called My Jesus by Todd Agnew (from the Reflection of Something album) and it really challenges the way we see Jesus, and present Jesus to those around us.

For too long our churches have been packaging and selling ‘happy Jesus’, or ‘fix your marriage Jesus’, or ‘get out of debt Jesus’, or even ‘give me $100 and He’ll give you back $5000 Jesus’.

I challenge you (and me) to forget for one moment what we read in books, what we see on TV and even what is preached from the pulpit!  Get stuck in to the Bible and discover what Jesus is really like for yourself.  Then ask the question – is this the Jesus I follow?

Which Jesus do you follow?
Which Jesus do you serve?
If Ephesians says to imitate Christ
Then why do you look so much like the world?

Cause my Jesus bled and died
He spent His time with thieves and liars
He loved the poor and accosted the arrogant
So which one do you want to be?

Blessed are the poor in spirit
Or do we pray to be blessed with the wealth of this land
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness
Or do we ache for another taste of this world of shifting sand

Cause my Jesus bled and died for my sins
He spent His time with thieves and sluts and liars
He loved the poor and accosted the rich
So which one do you want to be?

Who is this that you follow
This picture of the American dream
If Jesus was here would you walk right by on the other side or fall down and worship at His holy feet

Pretty blue eyes and curly brown hair and a clear complexion
Is how you see Him as He dies for Your sins
But the Word says He was battered and scarred
Or did you miss that part
Sometimes I doubt we’d recognize Him

Cause my Jesus bled and died
He spent His time with thieves and the least of these
He loved the poor and accosted the comfortable
So which one do you want to be?

Cause my Jesus would never be accepted in my church
The blood and dirt on His feet would stain the carpet
But He reaches for the hurting and despised the proud
I think He’d prefer Beale St. to the stained glass crowd
And I know that He can hear me if I cry out loud

I want to be like my Jesus!
I want to be like my Jesus!

Not a posterchild for American prosperity, but like my Jesus
You see I’m tired of living for success and popularity
I want to be like my Jesus but I’m not sure what that means to be like You Jesus
Cause You said to live like You, love like You but then You died for me
Can I be like You Jesus?
I want to be like my Jesus

Advertisements
Standard

6 thoughts on “Which Jesus Do You Follow?

  1. John says:

    Al, A good question? Which Jesus are we following?
    The purpose driven Jesus?
    The seeker friendly Jesus?
    The emergent or emergening Jesus?
    The Protestant Jesus?
    The Orthodox Jesus?
    The Roman Catholic Jesus?
    The mormon Jesus?
    The cosmic Christ?
    The muslim Jesus?
    The Real Jesus? That is the authentic, Biblical, incredible, majestic, glorious Son of God!
    A good question to ponder in a world that is full of those called Jesus put are in reality just plastic. Yes let us get into the Word of God again to make sure we are following Jesus!

    Like

  2. jbunch says:

    My friend was once asked this question by a non-Christian. It’s such a funny question to be asked but I think the correct answer to it can transform the world.

    Like

  3. I heard this song some time back on the radio, and then I heard it today, and burst into tears. My ideology have drifted so far away from the Jesus I knew when I first started following him, as if I don’t know this, but driven by the society demand for more successful people, more educated people I have failed Him. At 2:42am this morning I have search and found the words of this song I heard today, and after reading it, I am committed to make a change in the way I see the world once more.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s