1. the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
2. the state of being whole and undivided.
3. the condition of being unified, unimpaired, or sound in construction.
GOD has promised us GREAT things
• King and Priest Revelation 1:6
• Land Acquisition Joshua 1:8
• Plans to Prosper Us Jeremiah 29:11
• Physical and Spiritual Strength and endurance Isa 40: 29-31
• Freedom from Fear IF WE LISTEN Proverbs 1:33
• Why are WE FEARFUL
• Why do we doubt
• Why do we commit Sin with frequency?
• What is attacking our Potency and Effectiveness?
• Its not what we WISH for
• Its not what we LONG for
• Its what we WORK FOR!
Our pursuit and Passion
Ephesians 2: 1-3,
I Peter 4:3-4
We went all out for ourselves spared no expense and denied no pleasure.
But we have a VERY difficult time doing that same passion for GOD
Jesus is in Gethsemane: The Oil Press. Where he was that knew NO sin was Becoming Sin that we may be the Righteousness of God.
Peter, James and John came with him but eventually even they fell asleep, when Jesus finally went to the Cross only one disciple remained. Why?
Maybe we can surmise their demise with some of the reasons we leave Christ.
Peter: I’ve got to protect my reputation Ante UP!
James: I’ve got my own agenda Ante UP!
Phillip: The Cost to High Ante UP!
Andrew: I’ll wait till things calm down in my life. Ante UP!
Thomas: I’m not convinced Ante UP!
Nathaniel: I just wanted to see what could happen.
Matthew: I’ll just hide out.
James the Less: I’m not important
Judas: Jesus betrayed me
Jude: I’ve business to take care of.
Simon the Zealot: This is not the outcome I wanted.
John: I’ll be here
Jesus sweated BLOOD for Our salvation what will we do for HIM
It has to be NEVERTHELESS
I. We must drink from His cup! DO YOU SEE ME?!?!
II. WE KNOW the POWER OF resurrection with the fellowship of suffering! DO YOU FEEL ME?!?!
III. WE must BELIEVE in JESUS enough to say NEVERTHELESS, I’m Staying.
DO YOU LOVE ME?!?!
Jesus said NEVER THE LESS because HE WOULD NEVER Give ANYTHING LESS THAN THE BEST
We must GIVE GOD NEVER THE LESS Not what’s left but what is BEST!!!!!!