"HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD A GREAT CHURCH?"
INTRODUCTION: How much does it cost? That is the question for everything-In a store,
a restaurant, a school, a clothes, and a church.
1. TO BUILD A GREAT CHURCH IT WILL COST EACH OF YOU YOUR LIVES.(24)
Exp: How do you follow Jesus?
Deny yourself-surrender to God your will and affection-no longer intereseted in
personal happiness, but laying your life down to God.
Take up your cross-symbol of death-burdensome, disgraceful,
Death to self-no longer your desires.
Follow Jesus-come after me.
Ill: Dr. John D. Hatch-Fbc Lakewood, Tacoma, Washington.
Last 5 years baptized 800 people-Averaged 700 in S.S.
Why? He averaged over 100 in visitation every week.
App: Your desires will have to be surrendered to Christ.
Your schedlues must be adjusted.
Your affections should be on things of God, rather than on things of world.
**YOU HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT IS GOING TO BE PRIORITY IN YOUR LIFE!**
2. TO BUILD A GREAT CHURCH IT WILL COST AND CHALLENGE EACH OF YOU TO RE-EVALUATE YOUR
VALUES IN LIFE.(25-26)
Exp: What is important to each of us in our lives?
*If we lose our temporal l ...
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