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					COMMITMENT

MATTHEW 16:24 - TEXT
                COMMITMENT
   DEFINITION
       To entrust, to commit, the act of pledging,
        obligating, and engaging oneself for a
        distinctive purpose
    COMMITMENT TO CHRIST
         REQUIRES -
INVOLVEMENT
“And just as you want men to do to you,
 you do also to them.”
LUKE 6:31
    COMMITMENT TO CHRIST
         REQUIRES -
 DISTINCTIVE LIVING
“ Do not love the world or the things of
  the world. If anyone loves the world,
  the love of the Father is not in him.”
1 JOHN 2:15
COMMITMENT TO CHRIST
     REQUIRES -
 GOING ON TO PERFECTION
 “Not that I have already attained, or am already
  perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of
  that which Christ Jesus has laid hold of me.
  Brethren, I do not count myself to have
  apprehended ; but this one thing I do, forgetting
  those things which are behind and reaching
  forward to those things which are ahead, I press
  toward the goal for the prize of the of the
  upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore
  let as many as are mature, have this mind; and
  if in anything you think otherwise, God will
  reveal this to you.”
PHILIPPIANS 3:12-15
WHAT DOES JESUS SAY ABOUT
      COMMITMENT?
 MATTHEW 16:24
 “ Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If
  anyone desires to come after Me, let
  him deny himself, and take up his
  cross, and follow me.:
JESUS DEMANDS COMMITMENT
         FROM US
    PHIL. 2:5-11 – JESUS LEADS THE WAY
    2 COR. 8:9 – RICH BUT BECAME POOR
    JN. 6:38 – JESUS DID THE WILL OF THE
     FATHER
    LUKE 9:57-62 – WHAT IS OUR TOP
     PRIORITY?
    REV. 3:14-16 – JESUS’ REACTION TO
     LUKEWARM FOLLOWERS
THE BIBLE AND COMMITMENT
   MATT. 22:34-40 – HEART,SOUL, AND
    MIND
   2 PET. 1:5-8 – GIVE DILIGENCE
   1 COR. 15:58- BE STEADFAST
   1 TIM. 6:17-19 – RICH IN GOOD WORKS
   ROM. 12:1-2 - CHALLENGE
ESSENTIALS TO COMMITMENT

    ROM. 1:15 - A READY AND WILLING
     MIND
    2 SAM. 24:24 – SACRIFICE
    MAL. 1:6-8, 13-14 – GIVE OUR BEST
    MATT. 6:33 – FIRST PLACE OR NO
     PLACE
    ROM. 8:18 – ENDURE SUFFERING
           CONCLUSION

   LUKE 9:62 - What is the degree of your
    commitment?
   HEB. 10:38-39 – Are you living by faith or
    drawing back?

				
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