SAY YES,  EVEN IF IT KILLS YOU Luke 9:18-27
<ul><li>Peter ’ s Confession  </li></ul><ul><li>9:18  Once when Jesus was praying by himself, and his disciples were nearb...
<ul><li>9:22  saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and experts in...
<ul><li>9:26  For whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he comes in hi...
TAKE HOME <ul><li>I’ll say Yes here, in these four walls. But what will I say about Jesus in my daily travels? </li></ul><...
Opening Prayer
Announcements
Worship
It’s Good To Get The Big Rocks In Place:  Like The True Identity Of Jesus <ul><li>A back-from-the-dead John the Baptist </...
To Peter And The Others: Before You Go Around Talking About Me,  Remember This: I HAVE A RENDEZVOUS WITH DEATH I have a re...
On some scarred slope of battered hill, When Spring comes round again this year And the first meadow-flowers appear. God k...
Jesus’ Rendezvous Was With Suffering, Death And ‘Raised To Life On The Third Day’ <ul><li>If You Follow Me, Better Be Read...
I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I trust him as my Lord and Savior.  Confession
Worship
Offering
If Staying Alive And Following Your Old Dreams Are ‘Givens’ For You… <ul><li>Be prepared for great loss, maybe not immedia...
But If You Can Surrender Your Plans,  Your Dreams, Your Whole Life To God <ul><li>You’ll end up really living  </li></ul><...
Getting Into The Family Is A Rather Easy Matter. However, Following Jesus?  Consider Yourself Warned!  --Luke 14: 25-33 <u...
What Does It Mean To ‘Find Your Life’? <ul><li>A whole new perspective:  For me to live is Christ; to die is gain.  Philip...
Worship
Prayer
TAKE HOME <ul><li>I’ll say Yes here, in these four walls. But what will I say about Jesus in my daily travels? </li></ul><...
GO AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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  1. 1. SAY YES, EVEN IF IT KILLS YOU Luke 9:18-27
  2. 2. <ul><li>Peter ’ s Confession </li></ul><ul><li>9:18 Once when Jesus was praying by himself, and his disciples were nearby, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 9:19 They answered, “John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others that one of the prophets of long ago has risen.” 9:20 Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “The Christ of God.” 9:21 But he forcefully commanded them not to tell this to anyone, here who will not experience death before they see the kingdom of God.” </li></ul>NET Bible® ©1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. www.bible.org All rights reserved. Luke 9:18-27 (NET Bible)
  3. 3. <ul><li>9:22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.” </li></ul><ul><li>A Call to Discipleship </li></ul><ul><li>9:23 Then he said to them all, “If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me. 9:24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 9:25 For what does it benefit a person if he gains the whole world but loses or forfeits himself? </li></ul>NET Bible® ©1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. www.bible.org All rights reserved. Luke 9:18-27 (NET Bible)
  4. 4. <ul><li>9:26 For whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. 9:27 But I tell you most certainly, there are some standing here who will not experience death before they see the kingdom of God.” </li></ul>NET Bible® ©1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. www.bible.org All rights reserved. Luke 9:18-27 (NET Bible)
  5. 5. TAKE HOME <ul><li>I’ll say Yes here, in these four walls. But what will I say about Jesus in my daily travels? </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s not sugar coat this New Life. It can mean tough (really tough) sledding. </li></ul><ul><li>The wedding was easy. It was the marriage that threw us. </li></ul><ul><li>“ When Jesus bids a man to follow him, he bids him come and die.” --Dietrich Bonhoeffer </li></ul>
  6. 6. Opening Prayer
  7. 7. Announcements
  8. 8. Worship
  9. 9. It’s Good To Get The Big Rocks In Place: Like The True Identity Of Jesus <ul><li>A back-from-the-dead John the Baptist </li></ul><ul><li>How about a thorny, in-your-face Elijah? </li></ul><ul><li>A recycled Prophet of Old? </li></ul><ul><li>So who do you say he is? “The Christ of God” </li></ul>
  10. 10. To Peter And The Others: Before You Go Around Talking About Me, Remember This: I HAVE A RENDEZVOUS WITH DEATH I have a rendezvous with Death At some disputed barricade, When Spring comes back with rustling shade And apple-blossoms fill the air- I have a rendezvous with Death When Spring brings back blue days and fair. It may be he shall take my hand And lead me into his dark land And close my eyes and quench my breath- It may be I shall pass him still. I have a rendezvous with Death
  11. 11. On some scarred slope of battered hill, When Spring comes round again this year And the first meadow-flowers appear. God knows 'twere better to be deep Pillowed in silk and scented down, Where love throbs out in blissful sleep, Pulse nigh to pulse, and breath to breath, Where hushed awakenings are dear... But I've a rendezvous with Death At midnight in some flaming town, When Spring trips north again this year, And I to my pledged word am true, I shall not fail that rendezvous. --Alan Seeger
  12. 12. Jesus’ Rendezvous Was With Suffering, Death And ‘Raised To Life On The Third Day’ <ul><li>If You Follow Me, Better Be Ready To Pay The Price, Drink The Cup I Drink </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You must deny yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take up your cross daily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still want to follow me? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be ready to lose: friends, your job, your place in society, security </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I trust him as my Lord and Savior. Confession
  14. 14. Worship
  15. 15. Offering
  16. 16. If Staying Alive And Following Your Old Dreams Are ‘Givens’ For You… <ul><li>Be prepared for great loss, maybe not immediately, but eventually and certainly </li></ul><ul><li>What you have in the end will be mere dust in your hands </li></ul>
  17. 17. But If You Can Surrender Your Plans, Your Dreams, Your Whole Life To God <ul><li>You’ll end up really living </li></ul><ul><li>He can use you in extreme ministry </li></ul><ul><li>You can be his hands and feet in amazing places </li></ul>
  18. 18. Getting Into The Family Is A Rather Easy Matter. However, Following Jesus? Consider Yourself Warned! --Luke 14: 25-33 <ul><ul><li>Much like marriage. The wedding was easy. It’s the marriage that puts demands on you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What happened to the Apostles? How did they die? Boiled in oil, crucified, driven through with spears, etc, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read Fox’s book of Martyrs sometime. The word Martyr comes from Marturios (to Confess). See the connection? </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. What Does It Mean To ‘Find Your Life’? <ul><li>A whole new perspective: For me to live is Christ; to die is gain. Philippians 1:19-24 </li></ul><ul><li>Life is greater than mere ‘life’. John 11:25-26 </li></ul><ul><li>We get the real treasure at the end of the rainbow. Philippians 3:4-11 </li></ul>
  20. 20. Worship
  21. 21. Prayer
  22. 22. TAKE HOME <ul><li>I’ll say Yes here, in these four walls. But what will I say about Jesus in my daily travels? </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s not sugar coat this New Life. It can mean tough (really tough) sledding. </li></ul><ul><li>The wedding was easy. It was the marriage that threw us. </li></ul><ul><li>“ When Jesus bids a man to follow him, he bids him come and die.” --Dietrich Bonhoeffer </li></ul>
  23. 23. GO AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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