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Title: TAKING BACK YOUR FAITH FROM THE AMERICAN DREAM


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TAKING BACK YOUR FAITH FROM THE AMERICAN DREAM
My biggest fear..is that I will hear Jesus
words and walk away, content to settle for less
than radical obedience to him. - David Platt
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How would you define devotion?
Dictionary.com profound dedication
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What makes our dedication to our spiritual life
profound compared to other areas of our lives?
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What are some things in our lives we might not
really need, yet cling to for security or comfort
anyway?
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What does it take to be a disciple of Jesus
Christ?
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  • Following Christ means being devoted to Him above
    anyone else.
  • Luke 1425-26

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What are all the categories of people with whom
you have a relationship?
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Where does Jesus fit in this ranking?
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2. Following Christ means continually sacrificing
who we were for who He is. Luke 1427
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What types of things come to mind whenever you
see this symbol?
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3. Following Christ requires a cost that should
be considered before we commit. Luke 1428-32
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Aspiration
Something a person desires or hopes to have
happen at some point in his or her life.
Goal
A result towards which a person is currently
actively striving.
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According to Luke28-32 what are some of the
costs to be considered?
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Choosing to follow Christ at any cost is an
essential decision we each must make before we
even take the first step.
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The cost of following Jesus can be high.
The cost of our not following Jesus is high for
those who do not know him at all.
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4. Following Christ requires radical abandonment
of everything we previously sought in life for
the freedom to fully pursue Him and His
glory. Luke 1433
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What is the wildest, craziest dream you have or
have ever had for your life?
What are the things hindering you from realizing
those dreams?
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When Jesus says anyone who does not give up
everything he has cannot be my disciple, what
does He mean by everything?
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Matthew 1344-45
Is Jesus someone worth losing everything for?
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Do you and I really believe that Jesus is so
good, so satisfying and so rewarding that we will
leave all we have, all we own and all we are in
order to find our fullness in Him?
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