Our adult Bible Study, being led by Eileen Green, is looking at discipleship through the lens of Kyle Idleman's book of the above name. He wants people getting past mere Christianity (a tip of my hat to C.S. Lewis' great work) and dive into a life that is informed by God's Word, which shapes us as we live daily in our Baptisms. 

A life in Christ is Christ in us, the hope of glory--Colossians 1:27. Not being merely a fan means we are followers of Christ, and we allow God to work on us through Word and Sacrament, which is what gives us strength for each day. So, we are not moved by what is around us, but with God in us we move things around us, according to His will. 

Colossians 1:24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, 26 the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. 27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.