The Difference Between Actors and True Disciples
Suddenly, Hollywood has an infatuation with the Bible. Over the past few years it’s produced a variety of movies including Exodus, Noah, and the A.D. series.
Many actors have portrayed followers of God, but they weren’t true disciples. They were only actors playing a part. Unfortunately, the church has produced more actors than true disciples.
Here is what Francis Chan had to say about current discipleship trends in the Church:
An actor plays the part to make himself famous. A disciple lives to make Jesus famous.
An actor wants what he can get. A disciple wants to give.
An actor is more worried about outward appearances. A disciple is more worried about the heart.
An actor reads a script. A disciple lives the script.
An actor changes the script. A disciple lets the script change them.
Which one are you? Are you an actor or a disciple?
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