Apr 15, 2013
Jesus is not Customizable
Peter describes himself as a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:1). Our current sermon series is designed to have a Biblical discussion with Peter that is in-depth, insightful, inspiriting and, Lord willing, transformational. Last week, we learned that Jesus is not customizable to our liking or comfort from Matthew 16:13-28. God’s desire is to transform us into His image through the indwelling Holy Spirit. Don’t we just love things our way? The old Burger King commercial sums it up by saying, “have it your way at Burger King.” We like our choices of beds, pillows, drinks, food, cars, clothes, phones, apps on our phones, etc. We live in a great country where we have choices. This is a great benefit of living in America. There is nothing wrong with it. Except, when it comes to God. If we are not careful, we take the “have it your way” attitude to our relationship with Jesus. We begin to believe that we can have Jesus our way. Select the parts of Him that we like or make us comfortable and ignore the rest. But, the truth is that Jesus is not customizable to our likings. He is the Lord. His commandment is still the same as recorded in Matthew 16:24, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. Peter and the disciples learned this. So must we. Enjoy living the Abundant Life that lives in you, Pastor Greg
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  • Apr 15, 2013Jesus is not Customizable
    Apr 15, 2013
    Jesus is not Customizable
    Peter describes himself as a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:1). Our current sermon series is designed to have a Biblical discussion with Peter that is in-depth, insightful, inspiriting and, Lord willing, transformational. Last week, we learned that Jesus is not customizable to our liking or comfort from Matthew 16:13-28. God’s desire is to transform us into His image through the indwelling Holy Spirit. Don’t we just love things our way? The old Burger King commercial sums it up by saying, “have it your way at Burger King.” We like our choices of beds, pillows, drinks, food, cars, clothes, phones, apps on our phones, etc. We live in a great country where we have choices. This is a great benefit of living in America. There is nothing wrong with it. Except, when it comes to God. If we are not careful, we take the “have it your way” attitude to our relationship with Jesus. We begin to believe that we can have Jesus our way. Select the parts of Him that we like or make us comfortable and ignore the rest. But, the truth is that Jesus is not customizable to our likings. He is the Lord. His commandment is still the same as recorded in Matthew 16:24, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. Peter and the disciples learned this. So must we. Enjoy living the Abundant Life that lives in you, Pastor Greg
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