Are you ready to forsake the world?
Over the course of my life and ministry I have become convinced that people really like a Christianity that doesn’t cost them. After all who willingly wants to forsake anything they like or enjoy? So we tend to ignore Jesus call to forsake and focus on all of the benefits of Christianity. We focus on things like grace and mercy, the call to love and eternal forgiveness. All of these things are good things but we can never forget that Jesus continually talked about what following Him would cost. He continually called us into surrender, into forsaking, into denying ourselves in exchange for all of the good things we experience in the kingdom. This forsaking permeates every area of our hearts and lives and at some point causes us to consider the connections we have to worldliness. Something we should consider and make important and difficult decisions as to how we can sever those ties and still serve God in a broken world.
In this sermon
This week we explore how we handle our connections with friends, family and the world as we separate ourselves from the secular and follow Jesus. We’ll take a mature look at this difficult question and iron out what this should and shouldn’t look like.