The Cost of Following (Part 2)

To Cost of Following

  • Pastor Arnie Hall
  • Manukau City Baptist Church
  • Sunday 12 October 2014

Audience participation: What is the Gospel?

  • God Offers Simple People Eternal Life
  • Grace, hope, love, acceptance

2 ways to read the gospel:

  • Grace alone
  • The cost of following Him
Grace Cost
Forgiveness Right living

Luke 12:1-12

  • Warnings and Encouragements
  • Anything in secret will be revealed.
  • You may be killed for your belief.
  • Fear the one who judges.
  • If you disown God, God will disown you.
  • If you speak against God, He won’t speak up for you.

Seen vs Unseen

  • “The yeast of the Pharisees”
  • The teaching that, it’s more important to be seen to do the right thing, rather than doing the right thing.

Unseen Value:

  1. Your Worth
    1. Is not dependent on what you do.
    2. Is dependent on Who you know.
  2. Your Actions
    1. You will be judged negatively by people for choosing to follow Him.
    2. You will be judged positively by Him for choosing to follow Him.
  3. Your Life
    1. The unseen qualities of your character determine your destiny.
    2. The unseen flaws of your character determine your destiny.

God knows and cares about your pet goldfish, but He also knows and cares all the more about you.

The unseen is powerful:

  • The Holy Spirit defending you.
  • Jesus standing up for you
  • God valuing you
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