In our previous times together -- in this Acknowledging the Extent series -- we have looked at…
Today’s Title: Acknowledging the extent of the Centurion and the Lord’s presence, Part 4.
Let me ask you this…why do some followers choose to view this command to GO as optional? What are some common excuses that some followers give for not carrying out this command? Keep in mind…a practice can be mastered. If excuses are your go to, then you’ll become really good at them and in the end, you’ll miss out on what God had in store for you.
Two Common Excuses (not an exhaustive list)…
Today I want us to acknowledge the extent of the presence of the Lord in our lives, so we can appreciate it more, set aside the excuses, set aside the insecurities and begin practicing fulfilling the Great Commission…to GO!
The first extent that I want us to acknowledge this morning is that of the Lord’s presence.
We’ll come back to the extent of the Lord’s presence in just a minute.
The next extent that I want us to acknowledge is that of the Centurion’s presence.
How does God’s omnipresence fit in with the book of Matthew?
We discussed many of the active words throughout the Book of Matthew last week. Throughout the Book, the Lord is preparing his followers to go…and as they Go…He is with them. HE IS WITH YOU!!!
Now, consider the immediate and futuristic emotion of a follower of Christ who is in the process of going.
Therefore, if you’re a follower of Him and He dwells in you, then Practice His Presence in your daily life! If you’re not a follower of Him, then acknowledge what you’re missing out on and in need of. If you would like to accept Christ into your life today, then please don’t hesitate to seek me out and I’d love to show you how you too can have the Lord’s presence in your daily life.
Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, a pastor, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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