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    Love Following Jesus (Part 2)

    Tom LundeenJuly 30, 2021

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    Love Following Jesus (Part 2)

    Pastor Tom Lundeen

      

    ...a road trip that Jesus has told us that every person (including you and me), whether we  it or not, are all on a road trip; and the road we choose to travel on will make all the difference in this  and eternity (note Matthew 7:13-14).

    Note Luke 9:23

     

    One of the most  invitations/challenges Jesus gave was, Follow Me (note Matthew 4:19; 9:9; John 1:43; John 8:22; 19:21; John 8:12; 10:27; 12:26; 21:19-22).

     

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    In Jesus’ day, to follow someone meant that you  them…

    Obedience = making better choices that make me look more like .

    Obedience = simply living up to what I .

     

    The ability to  what’s good/bad and right/wrong and make choices is what makes us different from all other living beings God created.

    Note Deuteronomy 30:19; Joshua 24:15; Psalm 25:12; Ecclesiastes 10:2

     

    2. How Can I Make More  Choices?

          (note John 14:15)

     

    Note Galatians 3:3; Romans 8:5; Galatians 5:16, 24

    Our responsibility is to sincerely want to make better choices that  with Jesus’ heart, mission and will; believe that Jesus is % supportive of you making better choices; and yield daily and ask daily to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

     

    3. When We Make  Jesus-Loving Choices...

    A. We experience a  of shame/regret—Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the more our choices  align us with Jesus’ Word and , and that will actually put more shame and regret in our rearview mirror,  in the depths of His forgiveness and love. Making more Jesus-loving choices = greater  in life.

    B. We start to  Jesus more—(note Philippians 2:5-9a; Hebrews 5:8; John 5:19, 30) - God’s entire plan of  came down to Jesus’ choice in a garden in the middle of the night (note Mark 14: 32-41a, b).

     

     

    Am I on the road less traveled? :

     

    • So what do your  tell you about you?
    • Are your choices helping you to  Jesus more and  His path as your path every day?
    • It’s about leaning more into the power of the Holy Spirit and God’s grace.
    • It’s experiencing less shame and  and more joy.
    • And it  us more into Jesus’ image.
    • What better Jesus-loving choice is God encouraging you to make today?

      

     

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