Calling Your Bluff (2 of 4) by James Merritt

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Calling Your Bluff (2 of 4)
Series: All In
James Merritt
Romans 12:5, Hebrews 10:24-25

Introduction

1. Financial advisors will tell you that the wisest way to invest money is to be diversified. As the old saying goes, ''don't put all of your eggs in one basket.'' Yet when it comes to the most important investment you will ever make which is your life-God's strategy is just the opposite. The strategy is not diversification but concentration-taking all of your life and giving it completely to Jesus Christ.

2. We are in a series called ''All In.'' Our theme verse is Luke 9:23,
''And he said to all, 'If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.''' (Luke 9:23, ESV)

We learned last week that if you are going to be a true follower of Christ, you must put all your chips on him. You must be willing to bet the ranch, give Christ all of your life all of the time. That begins with dying to yourself, denying yourself and devoting yourself completely, totally and unequivcally to the control of Christ in every area of your life. One way you do that is by giving your body to His body. Let me explain.

3. Sitting in your chair is something that we take for granted in many ways, pay little attention to, in other ways ignore, and yet it is one of the most amazing things you will ever see in your lifetime. I am talking about your body. Do you have any clue as to just how unbelievably astounding the human body is?

Our heart beats 100,000 times each day
Our blood is on a 60,000 mile journey
Our eyes can distinguish up to 1,000,000 color surfaces and take in more information than the largest telescope known to man
Our lungs inhale over 2,000,000 liters of air every day without thinking. They are large enough to cover a tennis court.
Our hearing is so sensitive it can distinguish between hundreds of thousands of different sounds.
Our brain is more complex than the most powerful computer and has over 100 billion n ...


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