I like the game of football, but I’ve never been any good it. I can sit in front of a TV and know a good play or a good player when I see one. I play fantasy football with some guys here in the church. Last year they got me into two different leagues – and I won one of them – first place out of ten teams! But I can’t really play the game. Too slow, too small, bad hands – I stink at it.
Some people are like that with their Christianity. They are fantasy disciples. They watch other people live out their faith and have opinions – sometimes very strong opinions. They know how it should be done and whether or not someone is doing it right. They know good Bible teachers from bad ones, good churches from bad ones and so on. But they personally stink at discipleship.
In the body of Christ there are no fantasy disciples. We each have a position to play and we have to get into the game.
Read Notes: Rom12.pdf