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May 19, 2024

Pastor Terry Fulks

60 When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” 61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? 62 Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? 63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64 But there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) 65 And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.” 66 After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. 67 So Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, 69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” 70 Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.” 71 He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, was going to betray him. 

John 6:60–71 ESV

Jesus asks three questions to his disciples to challenge their dedication to him. 

 

  • Do you take offense to this?

 

 

  • Do you want to go away as well? 

 

 

  • Did I not choose you the twelve? 

 

“If you don’t plan to live the Christian life totally committed to knowing your God and to walking in obedience to Him, then don’t begin; for this is what Christianity is all about. It is a change of citizenship, a change of governments, a change of allegiance. If you have no intention of letting Christ rule your life, then forget Christianity; it’s not for you.” 

  • Kay Arthur 

Jesus taught that your highest priority must be your relationship with Him. If anything detracts you from that relationship, that activity is not from God. God will not ask you to do something that hinders your relationship with Christ.

  • Henry Blackaby  

“If Christ is not at the center of your life, then something else is.” 

  • Timothy Keller  

Points to ponder: 

  • How would you answer the questions that Jesus asked his disciples? 
  • How would you describe your commitment to Christ? 
  • There is an old saying, “if Jesus isn’t Lord of all, then He is not Lord at all.” 
  • What is holding you back from following Christ with a whole heart? 
  • Only Christ is worthy of your full dedication. 
  • Would you like to connect with Christ and turn your life over to Him?   

Connection Prayer:  Lord, please help me to believe in and be fully dedicated to you. I now, with what faith I have, confess that you Jesus died on the cross for my sins, were buried, and rose from the dead on the third day. I take you as my Savior, Lord, and Leader. Please forgive me of my sins and thank you for your forgiveness. Help me to follow you all the days of my life. Amen.  

Next steps for the new believer: 

  1. If you prayed the connection prayer with me:
    1. Pick up a new believer pack as you leave.
    2. Read John 3, three times before you go to bed tonight. 
    3. Read the gospel of John all the way through by reading about ten verses a day. 

Next steps for the believer:

  1. Pray for God’s Spirit to help you to be fully committed to Christ.
  2. Pray for Thirst that we would exhibit a dedicated heart toward Christ.
  3. This week carve out some time to evaluate your life before God.
  4. Review the sermon notes twice this week. 
  5.     Read all of John 6 at least twice this week. 


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