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October 29, 2017 - Rethinking Commitment - Numbers 11:24-30; Mark 9:38-50

posted Nov 3, 2017, 7:26 AM by Grant Garber   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 7:12 PM ]
  • Jesus shows us that being a member of His Church is a commitment.
  • Remember, it’s “go time”. Don’t treat someone like an enemy just because they’re different. Instead, treat them like a committed brother or sister, even if they might need some help or training.
  • If we are doing anything which excludes people from committing themselves to Jesus and His cause, then we are in serious trouble.
  • People who are “little ones” in the faith can easily fall away.
  • What are these things which can cause people to lose their faith?
    • Hypocrisy
    • Silly arguments
    • Lack of love
    • Big egos
    • Drama
    • Cliques
  • The source of our sin isn’t our hands, feet or eyes. It’s our sinful nature which infects everything we do.
  • The only cure for our sin is to repent, be forgiven, commit ourselves to Jesus and take up our crosses and follow Him.
  • Being committed to Jesus means making sacrifices.
  • As Jesus’ committed disciples we are called to have a different “flavor” than the rest of the world. We are called to preserve the world from becoming corrupt and spoiling.
  • Our commitment to Jesus is always being tested like fire to metal. Live in a way that avoids scandals and stumbling.
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