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He's Too Exclusive-He's Too Inclusive

August 21, 2011 Speaker: Series: Top Ten Reasons Why Not To Follow Jesus

Topic: Beliefs Verse: Luke 9:57–9:62

TOP 10 REASONS WHY NOT TO FOLLOW JESUS

“He’s Too Exclusive”

“He’s Too Inclusive”

Pastor Duane Cross | 08.21.2011


“As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ Jesus replied, ‘Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.’ He said to another man, ‘Follow me.’ But the man replied, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.’ Still another said, ‘I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family.’ Jesus replied, ‘No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.’” Luke 9:57-62(NIV)

1) “I will follow you wherever you go.”

2) To another man “Follow me.”

3) Let me follow, first say goodbye to my family…

A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS REQUIRES

TOTAL, SUPERIOR, AND EXCLUSIVE DEVOTION

“Anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.”

(Luke 14:27)

1) He’s Too Exclusive.

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13-14(NI

“I am the door.” (John 10:9)

“I am the way the Truth and the Life.” (John 14:6)

“There is salvation through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1Timothy 2:5)

2) He’s Too Inclusive.

“’Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ whoever is thristy, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.” (Revelation 22:17)

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