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									The Sound of Music
What do you want ?


          I want to know
           the will of God
           and to do it.
    Clear and Careful teaching
• Jesus taught his disciples carefully.

• He Taught them by demonstration that HE
  is the Messiah.

• He have them a choice of following Him,
 The Character of the Messiah
• Messiah : a warrior King to save them
  from occupation

• Messiah: a supernatural prophet who
  would feed the poor and remove the
  degradation

• Messiah : a suffering servant
      Character of the Messiah :

• To be suffer,
  despised and rejected
  by people. He was
  not a martyr.

• To offer himself for
  the people.
Context of His suffering
            • To die for others

            • He would rise again
              on the third day

            • So He endures the
              cross ‘for the joy that
              was set before him’
              Hebrews 12 : 10-12
Cautions His disciples
           • Do not deny the way
             of the cross

           • WE must have in
             mind ‘the things of
             God’, not ‘the things
             of men’.
 Cross is the way through suffering
• ‘.Take up your cross’ – not a burden

• ‘Take up your cross’- deny yourself

• ‘Take up your cross’- go to your death

• ‘The cross is not a terrible end to the otherwise
  God fearing and happy life, it meets us at the
  beginning of our communion with Christ’-
  Deitrich Bonhoeffer
  Cross bearing is the suffering
• Not called to be
  stoical

• Called to suffer, to
  enter into and go
  through suffering.
    1. Cross Bearing – Being Refined


• Malachi 3:3. He will sit
  as a refiner and purifier
  of silver; he will purify
  the Levites and refine
  them like gold and silver.
               Suffering Refines
• I peter 1 : 6-7
 In this you greatly rejoice,
   though now for a little
   while you may have had to
   suffer grief in all kinds of
   trials. 7 These have come
   so that your faith— of
   greater worth than gold,
   which perishes even
   though refined by fire—
   may be proved genuine
   and may result in praise,
   glory and honour when
   Jesus Christ is revealed.
           2. Cross bearing – being
•
                    Disciplined
    Hebrew 12 10-11 Our
    fathers disciplined us for a
    little while as they thought
    best; but God disciplines us
    for our good, that we may
    share in his holiness. 11 No
    discipline seems pleasant at
    the time, but painful. Later
    on, however, it produces a
    harvest of righteousness
    and peace for those who
    have been trained by it.
3. Cross bearing – being Pruned
                • John 15 :2
                 He cuts off every branch
                  in me that bears no fruit,
                  while every branch that
                  does bear fruit he prunes
                  so that it will be even
                  more fruitful.
Comfort others - 2 Corinthians
               Praise be to the God and Father of
                  our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father
                  of compassion and the God of all
                  comfort,
               4who comforts us in all our
                  troubles, so that we can comfort
                  those in any trouble with the
                  comfort we ourselves have
                  received from God. 5For just as
                  the sufferings of Christ flow
                  over into our lives, so also
                  through Christ our comfort
                  overflows.
               6If we are distressed, it is for your
                  comfort and salvation; if we are
                  comforted, it is for your comfort,
                  which produces in you patient
                  endurance of the same sufferings
                  we suffer. …
9 But this happened that we
  might not rely on ourselves
  but on God, who raises the
  dead. 10He has delivered us
  from such a deadly peril, and
  he will deliver us. On him we
  have set our hope that he will
  continue to deliver us, 11 as
  you help us by your prayers.
  Then many will give thanks
  on our behalf for the gracious
  favor granted us in answer to
  the prayers of many.
Have in mind the things of God
       and follow Jesus
Let’s start at the very beginning

								
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