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Series: Restoring Your Passion for Life
Luke 24:13-21; 28-32
We begin a brand new series of messages today that we will be talking about over the next several weeks. And I do that on Easter because I hope that many of you will come back and want to hear the rest of the series of messages. Today we start a series of messages entitled, ''Renewing Your Passion For Life.'' Jesus' passion caused Him to go to the cross. Jesus had a passion that caused Him to leave heaven; it caused Him to come to this earth. He had a passion for you and for me. And you and I are supposed to live life with passion. God wants us to have a passion for everything that we do especially a passion for Him.
And many times we loose our passion for living. We begin our careers and we have a passion for our career. We want to do our very best, we want to make it to the top, we want to be the best, we want to achieve, we want to do all that we can but somewhere along the way, we loose that passion. And we find ourselves just barely getting by, just doing the minimum, and just doing the least that we can.
Sometimes we loose our passion for marriage. We find ourselves in our marriage not passionate, as we were when we first got married, we had that honeymoon love, we had that spark, and we had that passion in our marriage. We could not wait to see our spouse when we got home at the end of the day, we couldn't wait to be with them but we lost our passion for our marriage.
But you know that passion can be restored. Many times we loose our passion for Christ as believers. When we first became Christians we had a passion for Christ. We couldn't wait to serve Christ, we could do enough for Christ, and we could spend enough time with Christ. We wanted to pray, we wanted to teach a Sunday School class, we wanted to be in the word of God, but you know now we have lost that passion. No longer do we want to do those things and now we just s ...
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