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Sermons from Berean Baptist Church
Berean Baptist Church
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Total Sermons: 44
We would readily agree that God wants us to be thankful to Him. But why is that thankfulness "often neglected" and "sometimes difficult?" This message is not a full scale study of thankfulness, but rather an attempt to challenge our minds by proposing some answers to why giving thanks to God is often neglected and sometimes difficult.
God does not intend for the life of a disciple to stand still. A disciples life is meant to be one that is progressively moving away from sin and toward Christlikeness or holiness. That movement is what the Bible calls "sanctification."
Through the use of three questions, Jesus draws out of Peter a confirmation of Peter's love for his Savior. It is that love for his Master that is to drive Peter to serve Him. Jesus also gives Peter a glimpse into his future and it will not end well. Peter's love for his Master will move him to follow Jesus regardless of what the future has in store. One final instruction is given Peter; He is to follow his Master regardless of who else is following and what their end will be.
Jesus is directing His words to the multitude to lead them to the place where they realize that it is not enough to remain loosely attached to Him. It is not enough to remain part of the multitude but they needed to know that being a disciple involved a commitment that would cost them something; their former life.