The path to spiritual transformation isn’t going to come from just our intelligence. At some point, our heart needs to get in the game. All of Jesus’ parables are meant to answer one fundamental question: what does the Kingdom of God look like?
HOW TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR FAITH
Message by Tom Fenske- August 2, 2015
GOING ALL IN
Matthew 13:44-46 The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field. Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!
TRANSFORMATION REQUIRES DEDICATION
5 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR DEDICATION
1. EXAMINE YOUR EMOTIONS
Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts
2. WALK AWAY FROM CYNICISM
Exodus 7:13 Pharaoh’s heart, however, remained hard. He still refused to listen, just as the Lord had predicted.
3. LET OTHERS ENCOURAGE YOU
Colossians 2:2 I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ Himself.
4. SURRENDER YOUR EXPECTATIONS
Psalm 20:4 May He grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.
5. RENEW YOUR COMMITMENTS
Revelations 2:3-4 You have patiently suffered for me without quitting. But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first!
Matthew 19:16-22 Someone came to Jesus with this question: “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” “Why ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. But to answer your question—if you want to receive eternal life, keep the commandments.” “Which ones?” the man asked. And Jesus replied: “‘You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. Honour your father and mother. Love your neighbour as yourself.’” “I’ve obeyed all these commandments,” the young man replied. “What else must I do?” Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” But when the young man heard this, he went away sad, for he had many possessions.
SPIRITUAL DEPTH IS MARKED BY A DEDICATION TO OTHERS