Presentation on theme: "Luke 9:57-62 “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.” “Lord, I will follow."— Presentation transcript:
1Luke 9:57-62“Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.” “Lord, I will follow You, but let Me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.” “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
22 Timothy 4:9-10; 1 John 2:15-16Be diligent to come to me quickly; for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.
3Romans 7:18-19For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice.
4Three Stages of Sanctification PositionalProgressiveUltimateDuring LifeIn GloryAt Regeneration1 Corinthians 6:11 – Positional"And such were some of you; but you werewashed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God."
5Progressive and Ultimate Sanctification 1 Peter 1:15, 16 – Progressive". . . but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, 'You shall be holy, for I am holy.' "Ephesians 5:26-27 – Ultimate". . . that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the Church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless."
6Romans 8:29-30For whom He foreknew, He also predestined conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover, whom He predestined, these He also called, whom He called, these He also justified, and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
71 John 3:2-3Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
8Goals and DreamShort-Term Goals 1. Prayer 2. Bible Study and Memory 3. Stewardship of Time 4. Finances 5. Gifts 6. Interpersonal Relationships 7. Discipleship of Others 8. Worship 9. Evangelism 10. Social ActionLong-term Dream