Summary: Jesus Radically Abandon all that he was so that we could have Life.
Radical Abandon #1
I. To give up or surrender to the extreme.
II. Matthew 9:27-30 Jesus Radically Abandons to restore our sight.
a. Jesus is followed by theses two blind guys and they are begging him for
Help and they follow Him into the house.
b. Jesus abandons what He is doing to turn to they two guys and restore their
c. Jesus could have told they guys to come back, go away, or just to quiet
Bothering him but He Radically Abandon all he was doing to restore
III. Matthew 18:12-14 Jesus Radically Abandons to find the lost
a. Guy has 100 sheep and one of them wonders off
b. Sheep are dumb and this sheep probably has no clue that it has even
wondered off and is lost.
c. The shepherd Radically Abandons all that he has the rest of his flock to
find the one sheep that he has lost.
IV. Luke 10:30-35 Jesus Radically Abandons everything to pull us out of the ditch
a. Guy is traveling along and is robbed and is left on the side of the road in the
ditch half dead.
b. People keeping seeing him and passing him on the other side of the road.
c. A guy comes by and who is on his own trip and he sees this guy who is in
The ditch and he stops his trip gets off of his donkey and reaches down
Into the ditch cleans and guys up, picks him up puts him on his donkey
Takes him to the inn and pays all of they expense that the man has and
Even pays the extra.
d. This guy was ready to die is he is all cut up and bloody, dirty, nasty, beaten
And bruised and this guy comes along and radically abandons all that he
Is doing and all that he has to reach into the ditch fix the guy up and help
Because he knows that he cannot does it on his own all he knows is that
This guy needs help
V. John 19:16-19 Jesus Radically Abandons everything for the Cross
a. Jesus knew that He was going to be betrayed and that His friends were
Run away and that He was going to give up all that He had and all that He was to take up the cross
b. Why did Jesus Radically Abandon all that he was to take up the cross?
1. So that our sight could be restored
Jesus Radically Abandon everything that he had and all that he was so that we could be set free from this prison of darkness that we have built for ourselves sin our life of sin and so we could be brought into His light.
2. So that we could be found
Jesus Radically Abandon all that He had and all that He was so that we could be found even though we had no idea that we were lost and away from Him but he still gave it all so we could be found.
3. So that He could pull us out of the ditch
He Radically Abandon all that he had and all that he was so that He could pull us out of the ditch of our lives regardless of the big nasty, dirty, muddy mess that we are in in our lives he can pull us out because we need new life.
4. So that we did not have to face the cross.
We are the one that should have faced that cross because are the ones who have broken the law and we are the ones that deserve death, but Jesus Radically Abandon everything so that we did not have to face the cross or death.