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					―The Master‘s Guide to
     Greatness‖
           Part 6
  ―The Ultimate Sacrifice‖
     Matthew 10:34-42
Joel Osteen
Brian McClaren
―Do not suppose that I have come to
bring peace to the earth. I did not come
to bring peace, but a sword.
For I have come to turn
―‗a man against his father,
  a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-
in-law—
a man‘s enemies will be the members
of his own household.‘
                 – Matthew 10:34-36
Loyalty to Jesus might cost me
some very special relationships.
―Do not suppose that I have come to
bring peace to the earth. I did not come
to bring peace, but a sword.
Loyalty to Jesus might cost me
some very special relationships.
For I have come to turn
―‗a man against his father,
  a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-
in-law—
Loyalty to Jesus might cost me
some very special relationships.
a man‘s enemies will be the members
of his own household.‘
                 – Matthew 10:34-36
 Loyalty to Jesus might cost me
 some very special relationships.
• Jesus presence causes division or
  separation
 ―Do not suppose that I have come to
 bring peace to the earth. I did not come
 to bring peace, but a sword. (v.34)
 Loyalty to Jesus might cost me
 some very special relationships.
• When you decide to be a follower of
  Jesus you are accepting a person!
 Loyalty to Jesus might cost me
 some very special relationships.
• A decision to follow Jesus determines
  the value of all other relationships
  (v.35)
 For I have come to turn
 ―‗a man against his father,
 Loyalty to Jesus might cost me
 some very special relationships.
• A decision to follow Jesus determines
  the value of all other relationships
  (v.35)
 a daughter against her mother,
 a daughter-in-law against her mother-
 in-law—
 Loyalty to Jesus might cost me
 some very special relationships.
• A decision to follow Jesus determines
  the value of all other relationships
  (v.35)
 a man‘s enemies will be the members
 of his own household.‘
 Loyalty to Jesus might cost me
 some very special relationships.
• Jesus says that when you accept Him
  as a person you might also become the
  enemy of your own household
Loyalty to Jesus might cost me
some very special relationships.
Loyalty to Jesus might cost me
some very special relationships.
Loyalty to Jesus is more important
  than my own desire to survive.
 ―Anyone who loves his father or
 mother more than me is not worthy of
 me; anyone who loves his son or
 daughter more than me is not worthy of
 me;
Loyalty to Jesus is more important
  than my own desire to survive.
 and anyone who does not take his
 cross and follow me is not worthy of
 me. Whoever finds his life will lose it,
 and whoever loses his life for my sake
 will find it. - (Matthew 10:37-39)
Loyalty to Jesus is more important
  than my own desire to survive.
Loyalty to Jesus is more important
  than my own desire to survive.
• The hardest place you will ever find to
  live a Jesus-centered life is in
  relationships that matter to you and
  challenge your loyalty to Jesus!
Loyalty to Jesus is more important
  than my own desire to survive.
• Whatever side of the coin you find
  yourself – Jesus calls us to abandon all
  desires for self-preservation.(v.38)
 and anyone who does not take his
 cross and follow me is not worthy of
 me.
Loyalty to Jesus is more important
  than my own desire to survive.
• Whatever side of the coin you find
  yourself – Jesus calls us to abandon all
  desires for self-preservation.(v.38)
 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and
 whoever loses his life for my sake will
 find it. (vv.38-39)
Loyalty to Jesus is more important
  than my own desire to survive.
Loyalty to Jesus is more important
  than my own desire to survive.
Loyalty to Jesus is more important
  than my own desire to survive.
Loyalty to Jesus is more important
  than my own desire to survive.
Loyalty to Jesus is not all
persecution and suffering.
Loyalty to Jesus is not all
persecution and suffering.
    Loyalty to Jesus is not all
    persecution and suffering.
• When you hear Jesus talking here you
  should think messengers delivering the
  message of God’s kingdom.
 ―receives you receives me, and he who
 receives me receives the one who sent
 me…
     Loyalty to Jesus is not all
     persecution and suffering.
• “Prophets” or leaders, “righteous” or
  “those who obey God’s will by
  following Jesus” and “little ones” or
  “the easily oppressed and powerless
  depended solely on God”.
   Loyalty to Jesus is not all
   persecution and suffering.
Anyone who receives a prophet
because he is a prophet will receive a
prophet‘s reward, and anyone who
receives a righteous man because he is
a righteous man will receive a
righteous man‘s reward.
   Loyalty to Jesus is not all
   persecution and suffering.
And if anyone gives even a cup of cold
water to one of these little ones
because he is my disciple, I tell you the
truth, he will certainly not lose his
reward.‖ (vv.41-42)
           Bottom Line:
• We become worthy of Jesus when we
  abandon everything else to make His
  mission our mission!
            Bottom Line:
• There are three things you can do to
  “receive” them; pray, give, go!
Bottom Line:

				
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