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January 1, 2012
C__________________________ IS THE PATH LEADS US TO THE “WIN.”
YOU WILL NEVER STAY COMMITTED IF YOU LIVE LOOKING B______________________________. LOOK FORWARD!
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. PHILIIPPIANS 3:13-14 (NLT)
YOU WILL STAY COMMITTED WHEN YOU P_____________________ B___________________ IN THE OUTCOME!
A large crowd was following Jesus. He turned around and said to them, “If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone else by comparison—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple. And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple LUKE 14:25-27 (NLT)
YOU STAY COMMITTED WHEN YOU D____________________ T____________________ T____________________ THAT COMMITTED PEOPLE DO.
“And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”COLOSSIANS 2:6-7
WHEN WE ARE PASSIONATELY COMMITTED T____________________________, WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!
“All of the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all. There were no needed people among them, because those who owned land or houses would sell them.”ACTS 4:32-34
M______________________________ IS THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF COMMITMENT AT CEDARCREEK CHURCH.
All Scripture is from the New Living Translation unless otherwise noted.
1 At the beginning of each year, most of us think about things that we want to change in our lives. What do you want to do differently this year? Why?
2 While a resolution and a commitment are related, they aren’t the same thing. What is the difference between making a resolution to grow spiritually and making a commitment to grow spiritually?
3 If total commitment to Christ is the path that will lead us to the “win” in our spiritual lives, then why do so many of us stop short of being totally committed to living out their faith?
4 Spiritually speaking, how would you define a “win” for you this year? What kind of commitment would you need in order to achieve that win?
5 In Luke 14:25-27, Jesus lays out the picture of what it means to be totally committed to him. How would you rate your level of commitment to Christ? What do you need to do differently to increase your level of commitment this year?
6 One of the greatest things about CedarCreek Church is our passionate commitment to our mission statement. How have you been inspired or motivated as a result of some of the things we committed to doing together as a church?
7 Becoming a Missional Member of CedarCreek Church is a symbol of your total commitment to your faith as well as being a part of a group of individuals who are totally committed to their faith. Are you a Missional Member of CedarCreek? If not, why not?