Summary: This message tries to help the listener realize that God can do amazing things for them if only they will surrender to Him and His agenda for their lives.
Living a Surrendered Life!
Victory or Defeat?
Which do you prefer?
HS football coach
The world says “never surrender”
What is surrender?
Yield to another, give up, resign
Everyone is surrendered to something
You are surrendered to God or you’re not!
Despise- give up
Mammon- treasure, riches
In opposition with God for your heart
You DO NOT have the ability to serve both
Which do you submit to?
Self, your own agenda, money, fear of boldness
Isn’t it so easy to do?
Mt. 26:21, 46, 48
Judas gave up Jesus for money
How can we avoid his mistake?
To surrender to Christ
Not money, self, agenda
He followed Christ for 3 years but was still blinded
His own opinions of the Messiah
Your desires soon become Christ’s desires
Examples of Jesus
His prayer in the garden
Able to call Judas “Friend”
Gave it up willingly
He permitted it
He could have failed in His mission
*If He wasn’t surrendered!
We can fail too if not surrendered to God
Why surrender? Because of LOVE!
Romans 5:8; 1 Jn. 3:16
God wants us to willingly give up also
Not out of duty:
Church, Service, Traditions, Have To’s
If you do things out of duty, you have the wrong heart
But God loved us so much He gave us His best!
Surrendering in most other aspects is not a good idea
War, football, sports, temptation
Surrender to Christ ALWAYS brings ultimate success
He always has something greater when we surrender
Jenny and the Dime-Store Necklace
God pleads with us,
“Do you love Me?”
“Give me your cheap stuff”