Presentation on theme: "Following Christ part 2 Abundance or Excess?. PETER ANSWERED HIM, "WE HAVE LEFT EVERYTHING TO FOLLOW YOU! WHAT THEN WILL THERE BE FOR US?" 28JESUS SAID."— Presentation transcript:
PETER ANSWERED HIM, "WE HAVE LEFT EVERYTHING TO FOLLOW YOU! WHAT THEN WILL THERE BE FOR US?" 28JESUS SAID TO THEM, "I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, AT THE RENEWAL OF ALL THINGS, WHEN THE SON OF MAN SITS ON HIS GLORIOUS THRONE, YOU WHO HAVE FOLLOWED ME WILL ALSO SIT ON TWELVE THRONES, JUDGING THE TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL Peter’s Greatest Risk – and yours.
29AND EVERYONE WHO HAS LEFT HOUSES OR BROTHERS OR SISTERS OR FATHER OR MOTHER OR CHILDREN OR FIELDS FOR MY SAKE WILL RECEIVE A HUNDRED TIMES AS MUCH AND WILL INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE. 30BUT MANY WHO ARE FIRST WILL BE LAST, AND MANY WHO ARE LAST WILL BE FIRST. (MATTHEW 19:27-30) Peter’s Greatest Risk – and yours.
I WORK HARD TO PROVIDE FOR MY FAMILY… SHOULDN’T WE HAVE THE BEST? MONEY BIG HOUSE CARS EXPENSIVE CLOTHES TOYS, TOYS, TOYS… What Kind of Reward Are You Looking For?
“But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today.” (Deuteronomy 8:18)
“IT IS GOOD TO HAVE THE THINGS THAT MONEY CAN BUY, PROVIDED WE DO NOT LOSE THE THINGS THAT MONEY CANNOT BUY.” Dr. Warren Wiersbe
“15"IF YOU LOVE ME, YOU WILL OBEY WHAT I COMMAND. 16AND I WILL ASK THE FATHER, AND HE WILL GIVE YOU ANOTHER COUNSELOR TO BE WITH YOU FOREVER— 17THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH… 25"ALL THIS I HAVE SPOKEN WHILE STILL WITH YOU. 26BUT THE COUNSELOR, THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHOM THE FATHER WILL SEND IN MY NAME, WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS AND WILL REMIND YOU OF EVERYTHING I HAVE SAID TO YOU. 27PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU; MY PEACE I GIVE YOU. I DO NOT GIVE TO YOU AS THE WORLD GIVES. DO NOT LET YOUR HEARTS BE TROUBLED AND DO NOT BE AFRAID.” (JOHN 14:15-17, 25-27) So What ‘Great Reward’ Do We Seek?
7Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. (Gal 6:7, 8)
16SO I SAY, LIVE BY THE SPIRIT, AND YOU WILL NOT GRATIFY THE DESIRES OF THE SINFUL NATURE. 17FOR THE SINFUL NATURE DESIRES WHAT IS CONTRARY TO THE SPIRIT, AND THE SPIRIT WHAT IS CONTRARY TO THE SINFUL NATURE. THEY ARE IN CONFLICT WITH EACH OTHER, SO THAT YOU DO NOT DO WHAT YOU WANT. 18BUT IF YOU ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT, YOU ARE NOT UNDER LAW. Life By the Spirit
22BUT THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, 23GENTLENESS AND SELF- CONTROL. AGAINST SUCH THINGS THERE IS NO LAW. GAL 5:16-18, 22, 23) Life By the Spirit
Life by the Spirit is the only kind of life worth living. “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” ~Jesus (John 10:10)