Bible Study – Week 1 – All In

Hello all!  As you may have read a few posts ago, I recently decided to make this site my blog, and move all College Candids to a separate site (which will be coming soon, if all goes well!).  One of the new things I want to blog about on here is about my faith, specifically a brief summary on the church sermons I hear.  The posts will be a week delayed – so today’s post is about the sermon from last Sunday – because that will give me time to gather my thoughts and really think about the different verses discussed.  Now, these aren’t going to be life changing thoughts or anything – it’s just a simple summary of the things that stuck out to me each week, and it’s also a great way to keep track of the different sermons I hear.

Last week, I went to a new church!  It’s actually new in two ways: 1) I’d never been there before.  2) It’s only the fifth week the church has been in existence.  I really liked it, so I’m going back again this morning, and I’m really looking forward to it.  I’m actually a bit of skeptic and incredibly picky when it comes to churches, so we’ll see what I think a few weeks from now.

The sermon was entitled “All In”, and it was the last week of the church’s Core series, in which they talked about their core values as a church (since the church is brand new and all).  The idea is that the core values of the church are also the core values of the people that are a part of the church, which makes sense.  So, this week was about being all in as a Christian, for Jesus, etc.

This is something that is a huge struggle for me.  Life is busy and things are always going on, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t put my faith on the back burner a lot of the time.  That’s something I really am trying to work on this year.  Anyway, here’s what we talked about!

The Verses

Luke 9:23;  Luke 9:57-62;  Luke 14:26-27;  Mark 10:17-24

The Main Points

  • God wants all of me.  Not just the parts I’m okay with Him having.
  • I can’t pick and choose when I want God to be a part of my life.  It needs to be all of the time.
  • Don’t make excuses to God about why you aren’t doing what He wants you to do.
  • Being a Christian can be intense and sometimes dangerous.
  • Nothing is more important than doing as God instructs you to, especially when it comes to following Him.
  • No one is more important than God.
  • Earthly possessions don’t matter that much.

The Big Questions

  • What are you wary of giving up?
  • What does God need from you today?

 

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