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God is not done with Isreal: So What? (Pt. 2)
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August 18, 2019 10:31 AM PDT
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August 18,2019 Message by Denny Mashburn with testimony by Steve King

God is not totally done with Israel: So what?
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August 11, 2019 09:51 AM PDT
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Aug. 11, 2019

SCRIPTURE READING
“(1) I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. (2) God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying, (3) ‘LORD, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life?’ (4) But what does the divine response says to him? ‘I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.’ (5) Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. (6) And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work. (7) What then? Israel has not obtained what is seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded. (8) Just as it is written: ‘God has given them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see and ears that they should not hear, to this very day.’ (9) And David says: ‘Let their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a recompense to them. (10) Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see, and bow down their back always.” Rom.11:1-10 (NKJV)

“I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not!” Rom.11:1a

• God made an unconditional covenant (promise) with Abraham!
• God always keeps His promises!

THAT ISRAEL HAS A FUTURE IS PROVEN AND EXPLAINED BY:

1. Paul’s personal TESTIMONY!

“I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.” Rom.11:1

• A question that begs a negative answer!
• No, in the strongest possible terms!
• I am an Israelite! (whom God has saved, with great patience)

“However, for this reason I obtained mercy that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.” 1Tim.1:16

“(3) As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. (4) Then he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’ (5) And he said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” Acts 9:3-5

• Of the seed of Abraham, a Jew by birth (not a proselyte)!
• Of the tribe of Benjamin, one of the most favored tribes!

2. the testimony of God’s REMNANT!

“(2) God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying, (3) ‘LORD, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life?’ (4) But what does the divine response say to him? ‘I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.’ (5) Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. (6) And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.”
Rom.11:2-6
• Foreknew: (proginos’ko) means not just awareness of what will happen, but a determination is made that it will happen!

“(28) Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. (29) For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” Rom.11:28-29
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3. the testimony of GOD’S JUDICIAL HARDENING!

“(7) What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded. (8) Just as it is written: ‘God has given them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see and ears that they should not hear, to this very day.’ (9) And David says: ‘Let their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a recompense to them. (10) Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see, and bow down their back always.’” Rom.11:7-10

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SO WHAT?

1. God never totally casts His people away, although it may seem that way!

“I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! Rom.11:1

“(7) When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the LORD; and my prayer went up to You, into Your holy temple…(9) But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD. (10) So the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.” Jonah 2:7, 9-10

“God is a good surgeon. He won’t stop until He accomplishes whatever He has determined to accomplish.”
C. S. Lewis

2. Paul’s conversion (as part of the remnant) is an encouragement and a pattern for all of us who have or will trust in Christ!

“However, for this reason I obtained mercy that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.” 1Tim.1:16

• A pattern of mercy (I sure did not deserve it)!
• A pattern of longsuffering (He sure put up with a lot, 1Tim.1:15)!
• A pattern to influence and give hope to others like myself!
• A pattern of usefulness, for those who have been forgiven much
love much!
• A pattern of dramatic salvation for Israel!

3. All Israel will be saved, like Paul, in dramatic fashion!

“(1) Behold, the day of the LORD is coming, and your spoil will be divided in your midst. (2) For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem; the city shall be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity. But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. (3) Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. (4) And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, making a very large valley…(5) Then you shall flee through My mountain valley..” Zech.14:1-5

4. Today if you hear God’s voice, don’t harden your heart!

“(7) Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: ‘Today, if you will hear His voice, (8) do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the day of trial in the wilderness.” Heb.3:7-8

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

• The theme of this message is God is not done with the nation of Israel and its implications for Christian living.

1. Paul said in Rom.11:1a: “I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not!” Have I ever felt like God had cast me away? How did I respond? So what?
2. Read (Rom.11:1-10). God would never totally cast away Israel, even though they rejected their Messiah, because He made a covenant with Abraham (Gen.12:1-3) and God always keeps His promises? Have I found this to be true in my experience (that God is faithful to His promises)? So what?
3. Paul used his own testimony of God’s faithfulness, the testimony of God’s sovereignty in saving a remnant, and the testimony of God’s judicial hardening to explain God’s dealings with Israel. Paul said his conversion was a pattern for those who were going to believe (see Acts 9:1-19). In what ways is his conversion a pattern of my own experience? In what ways is his conversion not a pattern of my experience? In what ways is his conversion a pattern for how the nation of Israel will one day be saved (see Zech.12:10; 13:8-9; 14:1-5, 12-15)? So what?
4. Have I ever hardened my heart to the Lord’s will? What did God do to get a hard hearted prophet’s attention (see Jonah 2:1-10)? Have I ever had any whales in my life? So what?
5. Radio Pastor Steve Brown said: “The church is not a place for people who are together, obedient, and spiritual. If you really think it is, then you were conned. The church is actually a place for people who are needy, afraid, confused, and quite sinful. But even more important than that, the church is a place for people who have been loved…and have no idea why? Each congregation is, as it were, a local chapter of ‘sinners anonymous.’ Do I agree? So what?

Daily Bible Reading

Mon (Rom.11:1—10) God has not cast off Israel completely
Tue (Rom.11:26-27) God will save the nation of Israel at second coming
Wed (Zech.12:10) Israel will mourn over the One they pierced
Thu (Zech.13:8-9) Before Israel is saved, two thirds will be killed
Fri (Zech.14:1-9) The remaining one third will be saved dramatically
Sat (Prov.4:23) The thing Israel failed to do

The Gospel: The answer to our greatest need!
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August 04, 2019 10:29 AM PDT
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cd19.08.04 Denny Mashburn

SCRIPTURE READING
“(11) For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.’ (12) For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. (13) For ‘whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.’ (14) How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? (15) And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!’ (16) But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, ‘LORD, who have believed our report?’ (17) So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (18) But I say have they not heard? Yes indeed: ‘Their sound has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.’ (19) But I say did Israel not know? First Moses says: ‘I will provoke you to jealousy by those who are not a nation, I will move you to anger by a foolish nation.’ (20) But Isaiah is very bold and says: ‘I was found by those who did not seek Me; I was made manifest to those who did not ask for Me.’ (21) But to Israel he says: ‘All day long I have stretched out My hands to a disobedient and contrary people.’” Rom.10:11-21 (NKJV)

“But to Israel he says: ‘All day long I have stretched out My hands to a disobedient and contrary people.’” Rom.10:21

THE GOSPEL:

1. has always been God’s call to WHOEVER BELIEVES!

“(11) For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.’ (12) For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. (13) For ‘whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.’” Rom.10:11-13

A. (v.11) The Jews, though special to God, were not the only ones to be saved: “…Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; whoever believes will not act hastily (be put to shame).” Isa.28:16

B. (v.11) Israel was to me a holy and witnessing nation: “And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” Ex.19:6a

C. (v.12) God makes no distinction between Jew and Gentile, but the Jews of Paul’s day did!

“(1) But it displeased Jonah exceedingly and he became angry. (2) So he prayed to the LORD and said, ‘Ah LORD, was not this what I said when I was still in my country?’” Jonah 4:1-2a

D. (v.13) The only barrier to salvation is failure to call on the name of the LORD: “And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” Joel 2:32a

2. is the only message that can stir SAVING FAITH!

“(14) How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? (15) And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!’ (16) But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, ‘LORD, who has believed our report?’ (17) So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Rom.10:14-17

A. Four rhetorical questions which highlight the necessity that someone has to share the gospel message for there to be saving faith!

1. (v.14) Those who call on the Lord will do so because they believe!
2. (v.14) They believe because they have heard the gospel!
3. (v.14) They hear the gospel because someone shared the message!
4. (v.15) That messenger is sent by God! (Isa.52:7)

B. (v.16) The gospel must be believed and obeyed (Isa.53:1)!

C. (v.17) Saving faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (the gospel)!

3. message, its impact on the Gentiles, and Israel’s refusal to accept its truth was PREDICTED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT!

“(18) But I say have they not heard? Yes indeed: ‘Their sound has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.’ (19) But I say did Israel not know? First Moses says: ‘I will provoke you to jealousy by those who are not a nation, I will move you to anger by a foolish nation.’ (20) But Isaiah is very bold and says: ‘I was found by those who did not seek Me; I was made manifest to those who did not ask for Me.’ (21) But to Israel he says: ‘All day long I have stretched out My hands to a disobedient and contrary people.’” Rom.10:18-21

A. (v.18) Israel did not suffer from lack of truth (Ps.19:4)!

B. (v.19) Moses, the lawgiver, predicted 1500 years prior God’s salvation of the Gentiles and Israel’s provocation to jealousy (Deut.32:21)!

C. (v.20) Isaiah, the prophet, predicted 700 years prior God being sought by the Gentiles and rejected by disobedient Israel (Isa.65:1-2)!

“(9) ..I am God, and there is none like Me, (10) declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.” Isa.46:9b-10
SO WHAT?

1. Whoever believes the gospel can have their shame removed!

“For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.’” Rom.10:11

2. Saving faith believes and obeys the gospel!

“But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, ‘LORD, who has believed our report?’” Rom.10:16

• SAVING FAITH IS A REPENTING FAITH: “From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’” Matt.4:17

3. If I am struggling to believe, focus on the Object of faith!

“looking unto Jesus, the author (originator) and finisher (completer) of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Heb.12:2

“(23) Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes. (24) Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, ‘Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!’” Mk.9:23-24

4. Is it right for me to be angry at those who don’t know God?

“(1)But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry…(4) Then the LORD said, ‘Is it right for you to be angry?’” Jonah 4:1,4

5. The end is taking shape!

“and say, ‘Thus says the LORD GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.’” Eze.38:3

6. Do I realize that I have been sent?

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 1Pet.2:9

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

• The theme of this message is Israel’s rejection of the gospel and its implications for unbelievers and Christians

1. Read (Rom.10:11-21). Why do I think most people reject the gospel?
2. Israel detested the thought of God saving the Gentiles. The prophet Jonah is a good example of that attitude. Read (Jonah 4:1-4) which is Jonah’s response to the whole city of Nineveh being saved. Israel had all the advantages of truth, yet a pagan, Gentile city hears an 8 word sermon from a rebellious prophet and the whole city repents! Are there people (relationships, politics, race, etc.) that you resent and could care less about their salvation? What can I learn from Israel’s wrong attitude towards unbelieving Gentiles?
3. It was announced in the news this week that Russia will join Iran in joint military exercises in the near future. This is a fulfillment of (Eze.38:3). Isaiah tells us in (46:9-10) that there is none like God, Who tells us the end from the beginning. How does this truth affect me?
4. Where does faith come from (Heb.12:2)? Who is the Author and Finisher of my faith? How was the doubting father’s faith increased in (Mk.9:14-24)? What does this story have to do with (Rom.10:17)?
5. Do I know I have been sent by Christ to declare His praise (1Pet.2:9)? Do I know the gosepl message? Do I have a testimony? Am I willing to be filled (Acts 1:8)? Do I know a good ice-breaker question?

Daily Bible Reading

Mon (Rom.10:11-21) Israel’s rejection of its greatest need: the gospel
Tue (Rom.1:16-17) In the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed
Wed (Rom.10:11) Belief in the gospel can remove the shame of sin
Thu (Rom.10:16) The gospel must not only be believed, but obeyed
Fri (Rom.10:17) The word of the gospel stirs faith
Sat (Heb.12:2) The central figure of the gospel is the Author and
Finisher of faith

Israel's Spiritual Dilemma: Ignorance!
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July 28, 2019 10:09 AM PDT
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July 28, 2019 Message by Denny Mashburn

Israel's unbelief and God's character: God's integrety and the importance of faith!
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July 21, 2019 10:22 AM PDT
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July 21,2019 Message by Denny Mashburn

The Power of Grace
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July 14, 2019 10:18 AM PDT
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July 14, 2019 Message by John Mathieu

Questions about the Sovereignty of God and their Answers, Part 2
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July 07, 2019 09:59 AM PDT
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July 7, 2019 Message by Denny Mashburn

Are you free?
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June 30, 2019 02:27 PM PDT
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June 30, 2019

• Jamie Harrell: “I am finally free”
• This morning in the shower, the Lord changed the message!
• Are you free?

FREEDOM REQUIRES:

1. Being crucified with Christ!

“Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.” Rom.6:4

• Jesus said if we sin, we are slaves of sin!
• He knew He was the only one who could set slaves of sin free!


• Paul picks up that theme, salvation is co-crucifixion!

• Sin nature, old man is put to death “done away with”, we accept this by faith!

• Penalty of sin is forgiven, the power of sin is broken, but the presence of sin awaits our entrance to heaven! (Now, a battle rages)

2. Freedom requires understanding and embracing the battle!

“I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good.” Rom.7:21

• We all are walking paradoxes!
• Desire to do good, but we still struggle with evil!
• (v.21) Paul calls it “evil is present with me” (flesh)
• Steve’s story: “Battle is not so good!”
• Saved, disciple, failure, “gaps are getting bigger”

3. Freedom requires putting the deeds of the flesh to death by the Spirit!

• The Spirit leads to put on Christ: “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” Rom.13:14
• (Taking off my shirt, forethought, delete the app)
• The Spirit leads to present and renew: “(1) I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. (2) And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Rom. 12:1-2

4. Close:

A. Are you free?
B. Have you been co-crucified with Christ?
C. Are you putting on Christ daily, getting rid of the triggers?
D. Are you presenting and renewing?

Questions about the Sovereignty of God and their answers, Part 1
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June 23, 2019 10:03 AM PDT

June 23, 2019 Message by Denny Mashburn

Father’s Day: A call to discipleship!
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June 16, 2019 10:33 AM PDT
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by Denny Mashburn June 16, 2019 cd19.06.16 SCRIPTURE READING “(24) A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. (25) It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household!...(34) Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. (35) For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; (36) and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ (37) He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.” Matt.10:24-25, 34-37 (NKJV) “ (24) A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. (25) It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master.” Matt.10:24-25 DISCIPLESHIP, HAVING CHRIST AS MY MASTER, IS THE KEY TO BEING A GOOD FATHER: 1. because a disciple of Christ learns to THINK LIKE CHRIST! “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.” Matt.10:34 THE PARADOX OF PEACE AND WAR: A. Prince of peace: “..and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace…” Isa.9:6b B. Peace with God: “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Rom.5:1 C. Gospel of peace: “and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace.” Eph.6:15 D. Peace among the nations: “....Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end…” Isa.9:7 E. War in the family: “(51) Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. (52) For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. (53) Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” Lk.12:51-53 2. because a disciple of Christ anticipates and is willing to endure STRAINED FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS! “(35) For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; (36) and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ Matt.10:35-36 3. because a disciple of Christ is TOTALLY SURRENDERED! “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.” Matt.10:37 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.” Lk.14:26 a. the love of riches (inheritance): “(59) Then He said to another, ‘Follow Me.’ But he said, ‘Lord, let me first go and bury my father.’ (60) Jesus said to him, ‘Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.” Lk.9:59-60 b. the love of family: “(61) And another also said, ‘Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.’ (62) But Jesus said to him, ‘No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Lk.9:61-62 <><><> “The parting with my wife and poor children hath often been to me in this place as the pulling of the flesh from my bones; and that not only because I am somewhat too fond of these great mercies, but also because I would have often brought to my mind the many hardships, miseries, and wants that my poor family was like to meet with, should I be taken from them, especially my poor blind child, who lay nearer my heart than all I have besides. Oh, the thought of the hardship I thought my blind one might go under would break my heart to pieces…But yet, recalling myself, thought I, I must venture all with God though it goeth to the quick to leave you. Oh, I saw in this condition, I was a man who was pulling down his house upon the head of his wife and children, yet I thought I, must do it. I must do it.” John Bunyan <><><> SO WHAT? 1. Being a disciple of Jesus Christ requires unconditional surrender! “So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.” Lk.14:33 <><><> “You call me Master and obey me not, you call me Light and see me not, you call me the Way and follow me not, you call me Life and desire me not, you call me Wise and acknowledge me not, you call me Fair and love me not, you call me Rich and ask me not, you call me Eternal and seek me not, you call me Gracious and trust me not, you call me Noble and serve me not, you call me Mighty and honor me not, you call me Just and fear me not, if I condemn you, blame me not.” Author Unknown <><><> 2. If I am facing family conflicts, and it’s because of my shortcomings, make sure my ways are pleasing to the Lord! “When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” Prov.16:7 3. If I am facing family conflicts, and it is because of my loyalty to Christ, adjust my expectations and rejoice! “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” 2Tim.3:12 “(11) Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. (12) Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matt.5:11-12 4. Cultivate a daily surrendered life to Christ! “Then He said to them all, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Lk.9:23 <><><> “God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.” Andrew Murray <><><> SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: • The theme of this message is a call to discipleship, especially to fathers on father’s day! 1. What is the best memory you have of your father? Was my father a disciple of Christ? What would I say is the key to being a good father? 2. Read (Matt.10:24-42). What do I notice about the Lord’s definition of what it means to be His disciple? Does He require unconditional surrender? Have I made that commitment? Has it made a difference in my life? In my family? 3. Take note of (vs.34-37). Does commitment to the Lordship of Christ always bring peace to a home and family? Look up these verses on peace and conflict associated with following Christ: a. (Isa.9:6) The Prince of Peace b. (Isa.9:7) Peace on earth one day c. (Rom.5:1) Peace with God d. (Jn.14:27; Phil.4:7) Peace of God e. (Matt.5:9) Blessed are the peacemakers f. (Lk.12:51-53) Cost of discipleship, possible division in the home 4. If I am facing conflicts in my family, what does (Pr.16:7) promise me? This verse addresses enemies I have made, but if my family conflicts are because I am following Christ, what does (Matt.5:11-12) tell me I need to do? Why? 5. What does (Matt.10:24-42; Rom.10:9, and Eph.5:18) all have in common? Could it be surrender? What happens when a father (or any Christian) surrenders to Christ on a daily basis? Does it affect how he treats his wife, children, his job, etc.? How does one cultivate a surrendered life after salvation? (see Col.3:16, Matt.26:41) DAILY BIBLE READING Mon (Matt.10:24-42) The marks of discipleship Tue (Lk.14:25-33) More marks of discipleship Wed (Lk.12:49-53) The cost of discipleship Thu (Lk.9:23-26) The cost of discipleship Fri (Rom.5:1) The promise of peace with God

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