Dream Church – We Are Devoted

Pastor Jason Burns

March 12, 2023

  • ἐκκλησία - assembly or gathering
  • How do we follow Jesus?

Matthew 4:18-22  //  As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him. 21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

  • Fan: Enthusiastic Admirer

Luke 6:46  //  “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?

Matthew 7:21  //  “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Luke 9:23  //  Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must…

  • Whoever means Anyone. Anyone means Everyone.

Luke 9:23 (ESV)  //  Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

  • Deny themselves means total surrender.
  • Jesus: Come & Die

1 John 2:17  //  The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

  • Epithumia - Hyper Desire
  • 1. Why Are We Here?
    2. Are We All In?
    3. Have We Made It Our Own?