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20170521 Focus PDF

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"Focus!" is a message I gave at GCF South Metro's Youth Worship, dated May 21, 2017.

Introduction:
Believe it or not, our values shape our decisions. They offer clearer answers to why we do what we do. Yes, external factors are to be considered, but ultimately, our choices are largely based on the values that lie deep within the core of our being. Our actions are expressions of an inward reality. Therefore, there is a critical call for us to have a constant, honest check of the heart.


Summary:
If the lordship of Jesus Christ of utmost importance in our lives, then two things become warranted: we walk with Jesus with undivided devotion, which results in wholehearted obedience. It is always from the inside going out!

1. An undivided devotion to Jesus must be our prime motivation.
2. A wholehearted obedience to Jesus must be our prime response.


Application: How do we develop our FOCUS?
1. Face the constant reality that we need Jesus.
2. Organize your private world. (Get your values and priorities right!)
3. Constantly evaluate your life.
4. Use your time, treasures, and talents wisely.
5. Share your life and serve together with a Christ-centered community.

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20170521 Focus PDF

  1. 1. FOCUS! JOHN 21:15-19
  2. 2. JOHN 21:15-19 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs." He said to him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep."
  3. 3. JOHN 21:15-19 He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, "Do you love me?" and he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.”
  4. 4. JOHN 21:15-19 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.”  (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.” 
  5. 5. VALUES SHAPE OUR DECISIONS.
  6. 6. ACTIONS ARE OUTWARD EXPRESSIONS OF AN INNER REALITY.
  7. 7. JOHN 21:15-19 FOCUSING ON CHRIST MEANS… ▸ An undivided devotion to Jesus must be our prime motivation. ▸ A wholehearted obedience to Jesus must be our prime response.
  8. 8. FOCUS! JOHN 21:15-19
  9. 9. JOHN 21:15-19 THE “I AM” CLAIMS OF CHRIST ▸ “I am… the bread of life” claim of Jesus (ch. 6) points to God as the source of true sustenance. ▸ The “I am.. the light of the world” claim (ch. 9) points to God as the source of true illumination. ▸ The “door” claim (ch. 10) points to God as the source of true security. ▸ The “good shepherd” claim (ch. 10) points to God as the source of true care. ▸ The “resurrection and the life” claim (ch. 11) points to God as the source of true life. ▸ The “way, the truth, and the life” claim (ch. 14) points to God as the source of true authority. ▸ The “vine” claim (ch. 15) points to God as the source of true fruitfulness.
  10. 10. NOW JESUS DID MANY OTHER SIGNS IN THE PRESENCE OF THE DISCIPLES, WHICH ARE NOT WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK; BUT THESE ARE WRITTEN SO THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE THAT JESUSIS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD, AND THAT BY BELIEVING YOU MAY HAVE LIFEIN HIS NAME. John 20:30-31
  11. 11. FOCUS! JOHN 21:15-19
  12. 12. SIMON, SON OF JOHN… DO YOU LOVE ME MORE THAN THESE?
  13. 13. JOHN 21:15-19 FOCUSING ON CHRIST MEANS… ▸ An undivided devotion to Jesus must be our prime motivation. ▸ A wholehearted obedience to Jesus must be our prime response.
  14. 14. “FOLLOW ME!” (KEEP ON FOLLOWING ME!)
  15. 15. JOHN 21:15-19 GROWING IN OUR FOCUS…HOW? ▸ Face the constant reality that we need Jesus. ▸ Organize your private world. (Get your values and priorities right!) ▸ Constantly evaluate your life. ▸ Use your time, treasures, and talents wisely. ▸ Share your life and serve together with a Christ- centered community.
  16. 16. FOCUS! JOHN 21:15-19

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