Being All We Can Be for Christ by Daniel Rodgers

Being All We Can Be for Christ
Dan Rodgers
Titus 3:8


1. Our message this morning is a message of encouragement to serve the Lord - that we might serve Him better when we leave here today than when we first arrived.

2. This coming March I will celebrate 25 years of preaching God's Word. I have held two pastorates, taught in two Bible colleges, and have been a Christian for over 30 years.

a. If there is one thing I have learned, if there is one outstanding thing if have observed, it is this: Christians, on an average, are not all they can be for Christ.

3. We all have a certain level of commitment - a certain depth of spirituality - some more than others.

a. On the whole, I would say that most are not satisfied with where they are in their relationship with God. Most would like to do better - but they often don't.

b. Why is that? Well, I hope to touch on a few answers to that question this morning. Hopefully, when I finish this message, there will be a new zeal for commitment - a commitment to "Be all we can be for Christ."

4. Let me give you and outline...



1. Here is where we start - accepting the challenge to be all we can be for Christ. If a person cannot get beyond this point, then the other three points will matter little.

ILLUSTRATION: Rev. Edwin D. Peterman writes concerning Christ's life and His commitment to the Father. His discussion has to do with Jesus' statement about His "Baptism by fire," an allusion to His suffering and death on the cross.

"Make no mistake about it. This is radical language. Jesus stands for the fanatical fire and the total immersion of his passionate, incarnational plunge into human existence and his suffering and death for the sake of the world. His utter faithfulness to his Father in heaven does not allow for some easy, middle-of-the-road approach to ...

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