The Biggest Takeaways (1 Thessalonians 2:10-13, Matthew 10:37-38)
Part of the The Great Divide - Choosing to Walk Worthy series, preached at a Sunday Online service
1 Thessalonians 2:10–13 (Listen)
10 You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers. 11 For you know how, like a father with his children, 12 we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.
13 And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.
Matthew 10:37–38 (Listen)
37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
The Great Divide - Choosing to Walk Worthy
The Biggest Takeaways
1 Thessalonians 2:10-13, Matthew 10:37-38
What will you take away from our series on the Great Divide?
Worthy walk is:
*Balancing on the scales
*Day by day consistency
*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.
And he who does not take his cross and follow after me is not worthy of Me. Matthew 10:37-38
*so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into HIs own kingdom and glory. 1 Thessalonians 2:12
One more look at the worthy life:
I. Touch of a father - 1 Thessalonians 2:10-11
A. Exhort - to call beside you
B. Encourage - to lift you up
C. Implore - remind of truths
II. It all comes down to the kingdom - 1 Thessalonians 2:12
A. Day by day encountering His calling
B. Trials push us to trust Him more
III. His Word is key to victory - 1 Thessalonians 2:13
A. Source of strength
B. Daily application of truths
C. Consistency in the Word
Five BIG takeaways - -
1. Jesus intent and instructions are clear
2. Taking up your cross and following are not optional
3. We are called to a worthy walk
4. Keep Him first and dedicate your life to Him
5. Never place Him in 2nd place!
What are your takeaways?