Covenant Baptist Church
Consumers & Disciples (Mark 10:39)
Sermon Guide for May 4, 2019
Locations & Times
  • Covenant Baptist Church
    5440 SW 37th St, Topeka, KS 66614, USA
    Sunday 10:45 AM
1. Why do you attend Covenant?
2. What is your favorite thing about being a part of this church family so far?
3. What frustrates or disappoints you about your experience at Covenant?
4. What, if anything, has changed about you or your life as a result of your participation with Covenant?
5. How would you describe where you are in terms of relationship with Jesus?
We are a church family learning to do life with God in community for the world.
We all exist in a culture of consumerism that makes getting what Christianity is truly about very hard.
Consumerism – the fact or practice of an increasing consumption of goods.
Marketing: the process or technique of promoting, selling and distributing a product or service
If consumerism isn’t intentionally rejected by the church, the church will inevitably become little more than a group of consumers bent on marketing their product – which is not usually Jesus but the services provided by the ministries of the church.
Consumer Christianity is an approach to Christianity that still maintains self as the most important focus in life.
Consumer Christianity asks how God and the church can benefit or help me in my efforts of securing my own good and accomplish my agenda for my life.
It is entirely likely that much of what bothers you or has bothered you in the past about church is directly related to that thing or person not benefiting you as you would like it to.
Far too often the church has succumbed to the demands of consumerism and is frantically doing everything it can to keep everyone happy through latest, greatest, bigger, better, more and more approach to church life.
We are invited to approach Jesus, to love and be loved by Him personally, by surrendering everything to Him.
Jesus said it very simply when He said, “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. “ Mark 10:39
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matthew 16:25
Discipleship Christianity is a life built on the belief that knowing and following Jesus is what real life is.
It is a life that gives up the pursuit to secure my own good and my own agenda.
Discipleship Christianity is a life found, lived and shared with others in the Kingdom of God here, now and forever.
The Pathway to Life with God in Community for the world
Stop Relying on Yourself: Abandon the self-life, halting your efforts to secure your own good in life.
Start Relying on Jesus: Trust Jesus enough to follow (obey) Him, learning from Him how to live life.
What do you want me to do for you? Mark 10:36
___________________, what do you want me to do for you?
Jesus, I want __________________________________________________________________________.
This question is not so Jesus will know the answer; it’s so you will know the answer.
Jesus is inviting you to give up your life so that you can live the life you were made to live.
As a church – this is why we exist. To live life with God – in community – for the world.

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