Why Should You Want to Give Up Everything and Follow Jesus?

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Why should you want to give up everything and follow Jesus? Maybe you are struggling to answer that question. Captured by the world, you don’t know why you would want to give up everything to follow Jesus. You think to yourself,

“The world offers so much – wealth, status, acceptance, a good time, freedom. After all, isn’t following Jesus limiting? Isn’t it devoid of fun? Why would I ever want to follow Jesus?”

Why should you want to give up everything and follow Jesus?

Jesus’ answer comes in the form of two parables. The Parable of Hidden Treasure and the Parable of the Pearl of Great Value.

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine…

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Islamist Group In America: We Will Impose Sharia Law Upon All Christians

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Barack Hussein Obama is already doing that for them …

By Ryan Mauro, Frontpage Mag – “Hizb ut-Tahrir, a group so radical that the Muslim Brotherhood won’t even touch it, lives and breathes in America. Part of the reason it’s a fringe group in the U.S. is because it is mostly honest about its objectives. For example, one of its websites answers a question about the status of Christians in an Islamic State by frankly admitting that Sharia is imposed upon them and other non-Muslims.

‘Everyone who carries the citizenship of the [Islamic] state enjoys the rights and is bound by Shari’ah obligations,’ the Hizb ut-Tahrir (HUT) website says.

The article later reiterates that the Islamic state ‘implements Shari’ah upon all of those who carry the Islamic citizenship whether they are Muslims or non-Muslims…’

Of course, Islamists view this as a great aspiration, otherwise they wouldn’t believe in it. The…

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Bond-Servant Mentality

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PAULThe Apostle Paul is known as one of the most radical conversions in the Bible. He went from legalistic Jew, who persecuted and murdered hundreds of Christians, to a head core devoted follower of Christ. None of which would have happened if he wasn’t confronted by Jesus on the way to Damascus (Acts 9:1-20). Christ made an impact on his life, so much soo, that Paul began to refer to himself as, The Bond-servant of God.”

“Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ…” Titus 1:1

The Term ‘bond-servant’comes from the Greek word dulos‘ and is defined as:

  1. 1.   A slave, bondman, one who gives himself up to another’s will.
  2. 2.   Those whose service is used by Christ in extending and advancing his cause among men.
  3. 3.   Being devoted to another to the disregard of one’s own interests.

Simply put, being a bond-servant of…

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