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Summary: Are you just dating Jesus or are you ready to make a commitment?

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Where are you at in your relationship with Jesus?


-Today relationships are very problematic

-No one wants to make a commitment

-Women and men have different views of a relationship

-Women want to be married and raise families for the most part

-Men want sex and they get it too readily these days from women that

must give sex to get into a relationship that will lead to marriage and

a family

-Men no longer have to wait for marriage to have sex. It’s readily

available from willing participants

-Careers get in the way,

-People feel the urgent need to make a lot of money as soon as

they can.

-Fun gets in the way,

-People buy-in to the TV version of life

-Be a wise guy and a slacker in school and you’ll be recognized

and rewarded for your strong sense of individuality.

-Bright students are objects of derision and scorn because they

are not “cool”. They do not know how to have fun.

-Oral sex is just as common as a good night kiss.

-There are a lot of pressures to stay out of relationships today.

-Are you treating Jesus as a date or are you treating Him as a bride treats her groom.

Matthew 25:6"And at midnight a cry was heard: "Behold, the bridegroom is coming, go out to meet Him!’

-Let’s test this relationship you have with Jesus.

-On a date

-You dress up nicely until the date is over

-In a relationship with Jesus

-You know He is there wherever you are so He sees you as you really are

without the Sunday got to meeting clothes

-On a date,

-You meet at an appointed time and then spend some time together

-Sunday 10am?

-In a relationship with Jesus

-He is there at all times not just Sunday mornings and you can talk to Him

whenever you want.

-On a date

-You make polite conversation. Nothing deep, just polite quiet talk

-In a relationship with Jesus

-When you talk with Him it will be about soul-deep issues of life, death and


-On a date

-Nothing is expected of you and you expect nothing in return

-In a relationship with Jesus

-Everything is expected of you.

-You must make the commitment to Him and to Him alone,

(Psalm 81:9; There shall be no foreign god among you and you

shall not worship any foreign god)

-On a date

-You are not committed to Him and may even be seeing others

-In a relationship with Jesus

(Exodus 20:3, You shall have no other god’s before me).

-On a date

-You may or may not want to see that person again

-In a relationship with Jesus

(Amos 8:1, “Behold, The days are coming,” Says the Lord God,”

That I will send a famine on the land. Not a famine of bread or a

Thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.)

-On a date

-Your priorities are what you want

-In a relationship with Jesus

-You must make Him the top priority in your life

-On a date

-You might ruminate on the nice evening you spent with Him

-In a relationship with Jesus

-You must spend all of your waking hours honoring Him, worshipping

Him (Psalm 66:4 All the world shall worship You and sing praises to You, they shall sing praises to Your name.)

pleasing Him, serving Him.

-On a date

-There is no commitment

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