Are you a follower of Christ or just a Fan? You see there are many followers who, if they are perfectly honest with themselves, might fall more into the category of fans. The most basic definition of a fan is ‘an enthusiastic admirer.’ It’s the guy who goes to a rugby match with the South African flag painted on his face; he stands and cheers wildly for the Springbok squad. He may even have a signed jersey hanging on his wall. But he’s never in the game. He never breaks a sweat or takes a hard hit on the field. He knows all about the players and can rattle off all the latest stats, but he doesn’t know the players. He yells and cheers but nothing is required of him. There is no sacrifice on his part. He’s simply an enthusiastic admirer.
Sermon by Calven Celliers