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!
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?