"tWRATEVER IT TAKES"
"HOW DESPERATE ARE YOU?"
January 3, 1993
We know very little about personal sacrifice today.
Personal sacrifice is when you have to give up something,
and it may even hurt, in order to walk with God.
Personal sacrifice is when you have to give up something
or someone that you love very much, and it may even
hurt, in order to walk with God.
Christians today have idolized the word, "commitment."
However, the key word in the Spirit-filled life is not
commitment. The key word in the Spirit-filled life
is surrender. The surrendering of your entire life to
God indicates personal sacrifice. Your level of surrender
and personal sacrifice will determine your depth of
walking with God.
The theme of our church for the next twelve months
is, "Whatever It Takes". The "whatever it takes"
attitude should dominate our decision-making as
Christians. If we are talking about the future of our
church, our personal walk with Christ, giving, witnessing,
building our Bible study ministry, worship, reaching
people or discipling people, our response should be,
"Whatever it takes to accomplish these . . . then we
will do it!" That is a "whatever it takes" attitude.
A "whatever it takes" attitude promotes the surrender
of self. it promotes the area of personal sacrifice.
A "whatever it takes" attitude is determined by our
level of desperation in life. Let me ask you a stirring
question today: "How desperate are you?" How
desperate are you spiritually? How desperate are you
to walk with God? How desperate are you to know
His will for your life? How desperate are you to see
your friend come to Christ? How desperate are you
for our nation? How desperate are you for God?
This morning I want to talk about a spiritual
principle that possibly will not be preached in any
pulpit today in America other than this one. It
is not a spiritual principle that is talked about
very much in our day because it involves ...
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