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You will try to enter and will not be able to. Once the Owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, “Sir, Open the door for us.” But he will answer, “I don’t know you or where you come from.”- Luke 13:25-27
What would you say if I said that I know Joe Montana? I know that he went to the University of the Notre Dame and I also know that he was drafted by the 49ers with the 82nd pick in 1979. I have eaten dinner in the same room as him and I even shook his hand and got an autograph. The problem is if you were to run into him and ask, “Hey Joe, do you know that guy Christian Kemp in Oklahoma, who is apart of FarmHouse Fraternity?” he would have no idea whom you are talking about. See the question isn’t if I know him, the real question is “does he know me?” No, he does not know me, but I do know him well. But I am a fan, not a friend.
Some of us grew up in a church or we have been studiously studying the Bible for years. We can quote the books of the Bible in order, we know all the stories about Jesus, we know his miracles, and we know the story of his birth, life, death and resurrection. Some of us know a lot about Jesus. The question is: Are we merely fans of Jesus, just learning all we can about him, or do we have a relationship with him? So ask yourself “Is there an actual relationship going on between myself and Jesus or am I just a fan?