Tom LundeenJuly 30, 2021
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).
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
(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.
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).
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