Mark Applebee: Luke 9
Jesus shows God disciple what it really means when he says he is the Christ of God.
Luke 9:23-27 ESV
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”
We are utterly dependent upon God but, like to act as its we are lords of our own life. The battle of our flesh is daily. We are called to fight daily.
Wealth & comfort becomes a distraction without the intervening grace of God.
We become apathetic towards what absolute surrender means.
DO WE VALUE SECURITY MORE THAN SERVING OTHERS???
TAKE UP YOUR CROSS DAILY
When we truly love Christ and identify with him, we gladly bear any suffering.
To follow Jesus is to recognize suffering will come from the misunderstanding world.
The burdens and cares of Christ are ours off we follow him. His mission becomes or mission. We are to be different people to the world. When wet truly follow and surrender our life to God, he will use our faith beyond our most wild imagination.
Peter goes from proclaiming Jesus as the Christ to denying his name.
WHAT IS GOD CURRENTLY CALLING ME TO SURRENDER?
Opprettet for 2 måneder siden