Summary: There are a series of things that we must leave behind to become a true Christian

Things We Leave Behind

Phil 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Intro: There are many things that we must leave behind to become a Christian.

I. Our Sin Psalm 1:1 ¶ Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

A. Left behind is the worldly mindset.

1. They do as they please Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes.

2. They serve themselves

B. Left behind is a sinning lifestyle

1. Our life is changed

a. Places we go

b. Dress etc.

2. Our Company is chaged.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

II. Our Goals

1. God First

2. Others Second

3. Self Last

III. Our Desires

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

IV. Our Past We leave it in God’s hands but consequences can come of it.

V. Our Guilt

VI. Our Destiny Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

Conc. Have you left all behind to follow him?

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