MY WILL OR THY WILL? The Great Hunt, The Quest for God's Will Part 3

DISCLAIMER:  this might be the most important message I've ever preached in my life.  

What does it mean to be a Christian, or a follower of Christ?  Is it just doing good deeds?  Saying a few prayers?  Going through some Christian motions?  Or is it more than that?

Jesus said “If anyone desires to come after Me (aka, be my follower), let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” Matthew 16:24-25

What does it mean to deny oneself and to lose my life for His sake?  That's the topic of the final message in the THE GREAT HUNT: The Quest for God’sWill and it's something we all need to examine ourselves on

Follow Me = Forsake All

Today's post was inspired by a book I read recently called Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus. If you like the post, you'll love the book!

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the whole idea of "following Jesus” and what that really means.  Am I a follower or not?  Sometimes I wish Jesus would just make it simple and say “Following me = __________.”  Just tell me what to do God and I will do it and then I’ll know I am fine and I can go on with the rest of my day.

But following Jesus is about more than just doing a task or finishing a chore.  It is about life and how we live it, every single day.  It is a conscious decision to follow Him at work, at home, at the gym, in front of my computer, behind my friend’s back, even while stuck on Route 66.

So how then do I know if I’m on the right track?


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