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Not Mine But Yours

Not Mine But Yours

Speaker: Nathan Marshall
Date: January 01, 2017

Happy New Years!

The only thing necessary to change heaven into hell–if God were to allow it–is selfishness. Selfishness is mankind’s fundamental defect. Selfish means: self-centered, self-serving, self-important. At the root of every problem is selfishness.—Unknown Author

 

Luke 9:18-20 
[18] Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” [19] And they answered, “John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen.” [20] Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.”

 

Believe and Trust

Big Idea: Knowing Jesus does not make you a disciple, trusting Him does.

 

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.

1. Deny Yourself

The real test of being in the presence of God is, that you either forget about yourself altogether or see yourself as a small, dirty object.—C.S. Lewis

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.

1. Deny Yourself. 
2. Take Up Your Cross Daily.

John 6:31-33 
[31] Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” [32] Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. [33] For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

 

Only when we have become completely oblivious of self are we ready to bear the cross for his sake. If in the end we know only him, if we have ceased to notice the pain of our own cross, we are indeed looking only unto him. If Jesus had not so graciously prepared us for this word, we should have found it unbearable. But by preparing us for it he has enabled us to receive even a word as hard as this as a word of grace.—Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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.

 

1. Deny Yourself. 
2. Take Up Your Cross Daily. 
3. Follow Him.

Luke 9:24 
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

 

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.—Jim Elliot

Luke 9:25 
For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?

Luke 9:26 
For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.

 

Revelation 3:15-17 
[15] “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! [16] So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. [17] For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

 

John 21:17 
He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.

 

Big Idea: Knowing the truth does not make you a disciple, trusting the truth does.

1. Deny Yourself. 

2. Take Up Your Cross Daily. 
3. Follow Him.

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