In Matthew 4 when Jesus began calling His disciples, He simply said, "Follow me." Today those words have been whitewashed and watered down to the point that following Jesus sometimes means no more to people than living a "good life" and occasionally attending church. But what was that call, really? In this four-part message series, Dr. Merritt details the challenge and commitment that following Jesus means for those who call themselves Christians--His disciples. It's more than a passing nod in God's direction. Rather, we are to go "all in", heart and soul, with all that we have and all that we are. Through this series we'll learn that when we go all in with Christ, we will see His amazing reward and an eternal return on the life that we are investing. It won't be easy, and we have to count the cost. But it's also not a bet, a game of chance. When we go all in with Christ, it's a sure thing.
Keywords: commitment, discipleship, forsake, challenge, follow, Christian, devotion, sacrifice, walk, freedom, dreams, desires, goals, rights, surrender, strength, due, forfeit
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