KINDS OF ADJUSTMENTSGod leads us to make adjustments inthe everyday arenas of our lives:
KINDS OF ADJUSTMENTSRelationships ParentingActions TimeMarriage Personal LifeFinances PrioritiesJob
KINDS OF ADJUSTMENTSMatthew 4:18 As Jesus was walkingbeside the Sea of Galilee, he saw twobrothers, Simon called Peter andhis brother Andrew. They werecasting a net into the lake, for theywere fishermen.
KINDS OF ADJUSTMENTS19"Come, follow me," Jesus said,"and I will make you fishers ofmen." 20 At once they left their netsand followed him.
KINDS OF ADJUSTMENTSMatthew 5:43 "You have heard thatit was said, Love your neighbor andhate your enemy. 44 But I tell you:Love your enemies and pray forthose who persecute you,
KINDS OF ADJUSTMENTS45that you may be sons of yourFather in heaven. He causes his sunto rise on the evil and the good, andsends rain on the righteous and theunrighteous.
KINDS OF ADJUSTMENTS46If you love those who love you,what reward will you get? Are noteven the tax collectors doing that?
KINDS OF ADJUSTMENTS47And if you greet only yourbrothers, what are you doing morethan others? Do not even pagans dothat?"
KINDS OF ADJUSTMENTSMatthew 20:20 Then the mother ofZebedees sons came to Jesus withher sons and, kneeling down, askeda favor of him.
KINDS OF ADJUSTMENTS21 "What is it you want?" he asked.She said, "Grant that one of thesetwo sons of mine may sit at yourright and the other at your left inyour kingdom."
KINDS OF ADJUSTMENTS22"You dont know what you areasking," Jesus said to them. "Canyou drink the cup I am going todrink?" "We can," they answered.
KINDS OF ADJUSTMENTS23Jesus said to them, "You willindeed drink from my cup, but to sitat my right or left is not for me togrant."
KINDS OF ADJUSTMENTS25Jesus called them together andsaid, "You know that the rulers ofthe Gentiles lord it over them, andtheir high officials exerciseauthority over them."
KINDS OF ADJUSTMENTSIt shall not be so among you; butwhoever would be great among youmust be your servant, 27 and whoeverwould be first among you must beyour slave;
KINDS OF ADJUSTMENTS28even as the Son of man came notto be served but to serve, and to givehis life as a ransom for many."
OBEDIENCE IS COSTLY2 Corinthians 11:23 ...I have workedmuch harder, been in prison morefrequently, been flogged moreseverely, and been exposed to deathagain and again.
OBEDIENCE IS COSTLY24 Five times I received from theJews the forty lashes minus one.25 Three times I was beaten withrods, once I was stoned, three timesI was shipwrecked, I spent a nightand a day in the open sea,
OBEDIENCE IS COSTLY26I have been constantly on themove. I have been in danger fromrivers, in danger from bandits, indanger from my own countrymen,
OBEDIENCE IS COSTLYin danger from Gentiles; in dangerin the city, in danger in thecountry, in danger at sea; and indanger from false brothers.
OBEDIENCE IS COSTLY27I have labored and toiled andhave often gone without sleep; Ihave known hunger and thirst andhave often gone without food; I havebeen cold and naked.
OBEDIENCE IS COSTLY28Besides everything else, I facedaily the pressure of my concern forall the churches.
OBEDIENCE IS COSTLYPhilippians 3:7-10 ... that I mayknow him and the power of hisresurrection, and may share hissufferings, becoming like him in hisdeath,
TOTAL DEPENDENCE ON GODNehemiah 8:10 Nehemiah said, "Goand enjoy choice food and sweetdrinks, and send some to those whohave nothing prepared.
TOTAL DEPENDENCE ON GODThis day is sacred to our Lord. Donot grieve, for the joy of the LORDis your strength."
TOTAL DEPENDENCE ON GODLuke 14:26 If anyone comes to meand does not hate his father andmother, his wife and children, hisbrothers and sisters--yes, even hisown life--he cannot be my disciple.
TOTAL DEPENDENCE ON GOD27And anyone who does not carryhis cross and follow me cannot bemy disciple.
TOTAL DEPENDENCE ON GOD33In the same way, any of you whodoes not give up everything he hascannot be my disciple.
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