Call To Die

Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sermon Notes from "Forsaking Sin and Craving the Gospel." Sermon by Mitch Chase.

[From the 10:45AM worship service this past Lord's Day at Kosmosdale Baptist Church.]
1 Peter 2:1-3.

I. Introduction

A. "Infants are often demanding little people."

B. There is an idea, foreign to the Bible, that we can be Christians without growth in Jesus, without following Jesus, without even desiring Jesus.

II. The Battle to Crave the Gospel

A. Our fleshly desires run against craving the gospel.

B. Devisiveness destroys churches.

C. We must put aside our unrighteousness.

III. The Purpose for Craving the Gospel

A. The gospel us the message of Christ unto salvation and sanctification.

B. The gospel is the means through which God will both save you and grow you up in Christ.

IV. The Condition for Craving the Gospel

A. Those who have not tasted of the gospel do not long for Christ.

B. Psalm 34 is an identifiable part of the background for the teaching in these verses.

V. Application

A. We must lay aside bitterness, malice, envy, etc., for the glory of Christ.

B. We must live in a way that pleases God, longing after Christ.

C. Have you tasted of the goodness of the LORD; have you believed the gospel?

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