Do Not Get Distracted!

Attempt made to distract Jesus-

Luke 4:1-13 (NASB)

Identity, value, purpose, and responsibility - Obtained through our inheritance to the Kingdom of God through our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

IDENTITY:

"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come." 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NASB)

Paul accepted his identity; "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me." Galations 12:20 (NASB)

Reference (https://www.openbible.info/topics/our_identity_in_christ)

VALUE:

How do you place your value?

In Jesus’ hierarchy of value, people held a higher place than the rest of the creation. Consider the full text of the first part of the passage from the Sermon on the Mount, partially quoted above: "‘Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?’" (Matthew 6:26, emphasis added).
Reference: (http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~funkk/Technology/JesusTeachings.html )

Jeremiah 29:11-14

PURPOSE:

"Your significance in Christ brings significance to others." Clint Fleming

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people forGod’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" 1 Peter 2:9  (NASB)

RESPONSIBILITY:

"And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 (NASB)


"And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22-37-40 (NASB)


Satan wants to render you " OUT OF SERVICE". There is nothing more hendering during a rescue than to have a valuable team member out of commission due to injury, doubt, fear, or self neglect.

Focus on who you are as a son of God. Focus on you responsibility. Focus on God favor that rests upon you because of the love He has for you.

Don't ever forget that! Act on it. Read 1 Corinthians 10:4. Get it! 10:4. Means " Did you copy?"


Clint
















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