The Past and Future of Being “ALL IN”
All In – Part 4
The Past and Future of Being “All In”
Jesus calls His followers to go “_________ ________”.
There is no ______________ ____________ from a truly “all in” commitment.
Going “all in” with Jesus is wise because you always have a _________________ hand.
____________ was one of the most “all in” followers of Jesus.
No Confidence in the Flesh
3 Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you. 2 Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. 3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— 4 though I myself have reasons for such confidence.
If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.
7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in[a] Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
- Going “all in” often means _____________ go of the ___________ and ______________ part of the _____________.
Paul was willing to ________________ previous things that had been important to him and possible future benefit.
We need to do this in both ______________ and _______________.
Action will tend to _______________ attitude.
2. Going “all in” brings great _____________.
Paul lost all of his _________________ and ________________ in exchange for the __________________ of Jesus.
This knowledge was complete with the ___________________ of Christ, the ____________________ of Christ and the fellowship of Christ’s ____________________.
Going “all in” requires ______________ in Christ.
3. Going “all in” shapes your _________________.
Going “all in” will likely change your ______________ and __________________.
“I wish I had not gone “all in” with Jesus says _______________ ______________!