Text Box: Vol. 8 No. 74       July 10, 2011

Luke 14:25-33

COMMITMENT – katatagan na tumapos sa bagay na nasimulan


John 6:66 - From that time many of His     disciples went back and walked with Him no more.


· Attitude or willingness to pay the price in order to get a difficult undertaking done.

· Commitment says, “Whatever it takes.”

· We need to be committed greatly.


I. Jesus hates a half-hearted commitment

Rev. 3:15 - "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.


Lukewarmness is a sign of a divided heart (half-hearted)


 Based on observation:

  20% - do the work for the church

  80% - shows lukewarm Christianity


· The greatest problem in the church: lukewarmness in the inside, NOT persecution from the outside

· Jesus is looking for those whose hearts are undivided.

· Let’s give Him our whole-hearted     commitment.

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II. Our commitment to Jesus and His cause will mean first becoming first in all things

· Jesus is saying, “If you are going to be my disciple then it will cost you.”

Luke 14:26 (talks about area of relationships) - "If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he    cannot be My disciple.

Matt. 10:37

· Jesus must come first in all of our earthly relationships

· Christians may have to face up to      rejection from his/her parents.

· The Christian’s marriage might come  under strain, as one partner becomes a believer of Christ.

· If a Christian is single, his/her faith will have major impact on whom they    eventually marry.

· Priorities are changed.

· Jesus comes first NOW.

· A committed Christian’s relationship with his/her children may need to change.

· Trying to bring them up in knowledge and love of Jesus might be a struggle that is very costly.

· It might mean discipline and              confrontation.