First Baptist Church Statesboro
Closer to Jesus: Fundamentals of Following Jesus
January 9, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Luke 9:23-24

Closer to Jesus: Fundamentals of Following Jesus

January 9, 2022 / Luke 9:23-24

Fundamentals of Following Jesus
Luke 9:23-24

Main Thing to Know:
My daily choices become defining choices

Spiritual growth happens by choice not by chance

Spiritual growth happens daily not in a day

1. Put Jesus first

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. (Luke 14:26)

2. Engage God’s Word

If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. (John 8:31)

3. Surrender everything to Jesus

If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. (Luke 9:23)

4. Love and disciple others

By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. (John 13:35)

By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. (John 15:8)

The choice to be closer to Jesus:

Daily Choice

Observable Choice

Counter-cultural Choice

Personal Questions:

Will I do what I’ve never done before?

Will I give up what I’ve never given up before?

Will I go where I’ve never gone before?

Will I become what I’ve never been before?

 

Save PDF Locally

Click to save a copy of the filled-in notes to a PDF file on your device

Save PDF to Google Drive

(Android & PC Only) Click to save a copy of the filled-in notes to a PDF file on your Google Drive account

Send to Email

Enter your email address below to receive a copy of your filled in notes