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Nov 29, 2015

No Lesser Love

No Lesser Love

Passage: Matthew 8:14-22

Speaker: Drew Shofner

Series: Jesus On The Road

Keywords: cost, jesus, jesus on the road, sacrifice, salvation, no lesser love

Jesus came into this world not to give us the same old rhetoric about religion, but to show us how to go from a broken life to a meaningful one. The world has a temporary ruler who wants to bring people into the darkness in any way he can, but Jesus moves toward us and with a touch puts everything right. That touch costs everything, but at the same time it is free. Jesus offers it freely, but we must be willing to lose everything in order to begin a life with him. Until we are willing to lose our grip on what we think is valuable (our relationships, our lives, our self-motivated desires) we will not be able to begin a life in Christ. Once we realize that we want Jesus more than anything the world has to offer, Jesus comes in and fills us—including our relationships, our lives, and our desires—with love and hope. And that changes everything!

Jesus came into this world not to give us the same old rhetoric about religion, but to show us how to go from a broken life to a meaningful one. The world has a temporary ruler who wants to bring people into the darkness in any way he can, but Jesus moves toward us and with a touch puts everything right. That touch costs everything, but at the same time it is free. Jesus offers it freely, but we must be willing to lose everything in order to begin a life with him. Until we are willing to lose our grip on what we think is valuable (our relationships, our lives, our self-motivated desires) we will not be able to begin a life in Christ. Once we realize that we want Jesus more than anything the world has to offer, Jesus comes in and fills us—including our relationships, our lives, and our desires—with love and hope. And that changes everything!