The Christian life is paradoxical to how you live every other part of your life. In all of
If you want a full life in Christ, you must lose your life. There are three reflections of the heart that contribute greatly to losing your life for Christ: 1) Your love and devotion to God must consistently grow as you walk with Christ. The activities of your life will be consumed by the work of the Holy Spirit as your passion for Christ grows. Paul showed this in his life in Philippians 3:8 “I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish that I may gain Christ.” (NIV) 2) Your love and compassion for others will overshadow your love for yourself. Your empathy for others will not only
In Luke 14:33 Jesus gives the ultimate condition of being a follower of Christ, “In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be My disciple.” (NIV) What is your call to action from this teaching?
Luke 18:29-30 “‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus said to them, ‘no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life.’” (NIV)
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