Luke: Be Devoted
Main Idea: In anticipation of his coming, followers of Christ live wholly devoted to him with their priorities in order.
Jesus Christ came wholly devoted to accomplish his mission.
49 “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished!
- John 12:27-28
Followers of Christ live wholly devoted to him with their priorities in order.
51 Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. 52 For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
- John 12:23-26
In anticipation of his coming, am I paying attention to the times while living wholly devoted to him?
54 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens. 55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens. 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?
- Matthew 24:3-14
In anticipation of his coming, am I right before God?
57 “And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? 58 As you go with your accuser before the magistrate, make an effort to settle with him on the way, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer put you in prison. 59 I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the very last penny.”
- Matthew 4:17
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