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



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    General CommentI love this song because I feel the lyrics are very symbolic of many people's relationships with Christ now.
    Jesusgalon March 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree Jesusgal. Just take the first verse:

    "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?"

    Christians put on a good face at church but then at home, at work at schoool many, not all, take off that mask and replace it with what the world wants us to be.

    I love this song because it so perfectly reflects my thoughts on the sympotms of christians today, and I include myself in that generalization.

    I must say though, that my favorite line is:

    "Cause my Jesus would never be accepted in my church
    The blood and dirt on His feet might stain the carpet"

    because it seems that if we aren't busy mirroring the world, then we are so caught up with the grandeur of religio that we fail to see that Christ wants us to witness to more than the pretentious snobs who have too much in their lives to want to see him.

    Truth be told, we are all a reflection, as Agnew's CD Title says, but what are you? Do you look more like the world than like Jesus?
    Gambithon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti heard this song when i was up in the cities getting ready for fine arts festival. i was thinking.. man God i dont know if i can do it today.. i dont know if i can get up there and do this human video and have a great day..and do it all for you..i felt really down. and i just kept looking in the mirror. and this song came on..and i started crying.. because hes my jesus and how the christian world is falling apart because people are making it into a "thing" not a way of life.
    Todd Agnew is amazing
    ifthisisloveon October 30, 2007   Link

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