Whole-Heart Discipleship

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By David Watson

Benchley, January 7, 2018

  • Matthew 22:37; II Chronicles 25:2
  • Introduction
    • II Chronicles 25:1-2, 14-15; II Kings 14:3-4 – King Amaziah served God, but not with a whole heart.
  • James 2:10
    • It’s not that God is watching for any small error so He can punish us. It’s that we have to obey all of God’s commands – not just the ones we find easy.
    • Matthew 5:43-48 – We are to be perfect (complete) – not lacking any moral facet.
    • We must love all – even our enemies.
    • It takes one hole to sink a ship. It takes one sin to sink a soul.
  • Which commands are hard for me?
    • Do I truly put God above my family? Genesis 22; Luke 14:26
    • Do I love all my neighbors – even other races? Galatians 2:11-12; 3:27-29; Matthew 7:12; 22:39
    • Would I rather hold on to Jesus or my riches? Mark 10:19-22; I Timothy 6:17
    • Do I publicly show support for Jesus? Mark 15:43; Matthew 10:32-33

Naaman and the Servants

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By David Watson

Benchley, March 9, 2014

 

  • II Kings 5:1-14
  • Naaman’s reluctant obedience
    • It all boils down to obeying God!
    • Naaman was not a lazy man (II Kings 5:1)
    • Naaman was not a cheapskate (II Kings 5:5)
    • Naaman was not skeptical of divine powers
    • Naaman was reluctant to obey simply because the command was different than what he expected and preferred.
      • Mark 16:16 – Baptism is required!
      • Colossians 3:9-11 – Racism, sexism, and other prejudices have no place in a Christian’s heart.
      • Ecclesiastes 12:13 – Just obey God!
  • The servants’ vital contributions
    • Little girl
    • Messenger
    • Servants
    • Luke 8:1-3
    • Romans 16:1-2
    • Philippians 4:2-3
    • Let’s look for the little things we can do to help others serve God.
    • I Corinthians 6:7

 

By David Weaks

Benchley, April 14, 2013