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26 January 2011

Following Jesus Requires Sacrifice – pt. 7

12:39 PM Posted by steve flores , , 2 comments

[Matthew 16:21-26] In May 1999, Anila was acquitted of all charges. These two girls discovered sacrifice. They know a sacrifice many of us may never come face to face with, yet we should still be thinking about giving up every day.  A lot of us (me included) are so focused on what we need and less focused on how we can do without to meet others needs or serve Jesus.  Jesus said it this way, verse

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?

In the end, you will have bought the sweet shoes, amazing car, climbed the ladder of success to make the most money you can, bought the latest greatest piece of technology, but was it worth it?  Having things are not what's negative.  If you call yourself a follower of Jesus Christ, did you live your life to please you only?  If you did, you actually missed the mark.  That's negative.  You lost it all, even your life.  It’s scary to think about, but these are Jesus' words. Following Jesus requires sacrifice.

What are some things we could sacrifice to follow Jesus?  I want to join Jesus and you in sacrifice.