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Total Devotion to Jesus (18 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Kingdom
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
Philippians 2:1-11; Matthew 20:25-28; Galatians 2:19-20
Our passion for God should motivate our lifestyles. The more we receive God's unconditional love, the more we will be able to share it gladly and give it away. Our devotion to God will grow with our understanding of His love for us.
Main Scriptures: Philippians 2:1-11; Matthew 20:25-28; Galatians 2:19-20
EQUIP: A revivalist lives a life totally devoted to God!
Teaching Point 1: In Jesus, there is a belonging that will give us deep comfort, encouragement, and connection to God.
When we think about someone being ''Lord'' over us, it might make us a little nervous because we imagine someone ruling harshly and unfairly. Some of us have experienced pain and frustration because leaders in our lives made bad decisions that affected us.
Submission is sometimes considered to be a ''bad'' word, but it isn't with Jesus. When we submit our lives to Jesus, we are inviting in a Leader who is totally good in every way and wants the best for our lives.
''This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin'' (HEBREWS 4:15). In the Greek, the word for ''understands'' is sumpatheó. It means that God has sympathy and empathy for you and your situation. When you are dealing with pain in your life, God is affected and feels what you are going through.
Knowing that God has sympathy for us should cause us to run to Him. ''So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most'' (HEBREWS 4:16).
Jesus said, ''I only do what I see My Father doing'' (JOHN 5:19). What did He mean by that?''
Jesus declared that He was fully devoted and submitted to the Father's will. He showed complete trust in His Father, because He understood that God is always go ...
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