According to Jesus the main priority in our lives should be the Kingdom of God and we should seek it first. There is a lot that goes into the meaning of the Kingdom of God. The most basic understanding of the Kingdom of God is the place of God’s rule. It is the place where God’s will is always done. It’s always done the way He wants it done and when He wants it done. So our first priority as followers of Jesus is to seek His will to be done in our lives. So the central truth for us to know today is: My first priority is to seek and surrender to Jesus rule in my life. As we look at this passage there three actions we must take if seeking and surrendering to Jesus rule in our lives is our first priority.. Speaker: Stacy J Ross. Matthew 6:33-33. Series: Not A Fan.
Jesus tells the disciples what is about to happen to Him. He is being very honest and very blunt about what is coming. Then in v26, He tells them—and us—that serving Him means following Him. In my mind, this is where the rubber meets the road. Jesus is telling us that following Him means going where He goes, living as He lived, and experiencing what He experience. In other words, it means following His example. In telling us about what’s going to happen to Him, Jesus tells us what it means to follow Him. Following Jesus requires a wholehearted commitment to Jesus. This passage shows us four characteristics of a wholehearted commitment to Jesus. These four characteristics will be true of us as followers of Jesus when we are wholeheartedly committed to Jesus. Speaker: Stacy J Ross. John 12:20-27. Series: Not A Fan.
Source: Following Jesus
At the start of Jesus’ earthly ministry, He begins to call those that would be His disciples. At this point they had a choice to make. They could stay where they were, as they were, or they could follow Jesus. They couldn’t stay AND follow Jesus at the same time. They also couldn’t accidentally follow Jesus. They had to intentionally, and decisively answer when Jesus called. What was true for them is true for us. I must intentionally, and decisively answer when Jesus calls. How do I intentionally, and decisively answer when Jesus calls?. Speaker: Stacy J Ross. Matthew 4:18-22. Series: Not A Fan.
Source: When Jesus Calls