What's In It for Me? (1 of 11) by Stan Coffey
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Series: What's In It for Me?
What's in it for me? There was an occasion when Simon Peter and the disciples were having a conversation with Jesus, they had been following Jesus for some time, but He began to talk about going to the cross. He began talking about what it would cost to follow Him and be His disciples. And Simon Peter said, "Lord, we have left everything to follow you. We've left or houses, we've left our lands, we've left our boats, we've left our nets, we've left everything to follow you. What are we gong to have therefore?" Peter was saying Jesus what's in it for me? I think many times believers if they would get honest, get tired in the work of the Lord. Sometimes, you know you have been serving on committees or maybe you have been teaching a Sunday School class for ten or fifteen years or you have been coming to church and giving your tithe, and you get a little bit weary and you ask the question, what's in it for me? Does it really pay to serve the Lord? That is a question that our whole culture asks just about everything they are involved in. They want to know if they are in some kind of a club, what's in it for me? If I put effort into this, what am I going to get out of it? Many people when they come to a church, the primary thing they want to know about a church is, what's in it for me? What will this church do for my family? What will this church do for my needs? When people get involved in some kind of telephone call that comes from marketing people, they try to draw you in by telling you what they offer you. They offer you some kind of prize or some kind of incentive, because they know that you are wondering, what's in it for me? Well, I am going to be telling you over the next several weeks, "what's in it for you?" I am going to be talking about what God has for you, what God promises you for serving Him, for living for Him, for being His disciple. ...
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