The Gathering: Risk & Responsibility Part 2
The Gathering is Hope Chapel’s Friday night service. We exist to bring glory to God by proclaiming the love of Jesus thru gospel-centered worship, teaching and community.
Counting the Cost
Mark 8:34-38 NIV
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels."
Walk with God, Walk away from God or try and straddle the fence.
Mark 8:36-37 NIV
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
John Piper Quote:
"God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him"
God's Plan: Serve and Glorify Him
He knows me the best, he loves me the most, and he wants what is absolutely best for my life.
Seek Him First
Matthew 6:33 NIV
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:21 NIV
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Luke 16:11 NIV
So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?
Sex is about timing. The world says, "any time, any place." God says, "my time, my place."
Mark 8:38 NIV
If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels."
Rejoice in Sufferings
1 Peter 4:13-16 NIV
But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
What are the things you are ashamed of?
Those are the things that Jesus died on the cross to forgive…so that you would no longer be ashamed of Him.
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