Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 3/2/2008

Yesterday’s message in the The Road to Jerusalem series was called Traffic and Tears on the Road to Jerusalem, taken from Luke 13:31-35.

Luke 13:31-35 – 31 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.”
32 He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will drive out demons and heal people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’ 33 In any case, I must keep going today and tomorrow and the next day — for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!
34 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! 35 Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'” (NIV)

The main idea of the message was that we must not let anything divert us from following Christ on the road of discipleship. We must also have compassion on the lost as Christ did. Here is the outline of the message:

I. Walk strong in the path of discipleship (verses 31-33)

    A. Don’t let others set your agenda.

    B. Don’t be afraid to confront evil.

    C. Follow God’s calling wherever he leads.

II. Have compassion for the lost (verses 34-35)

    A. God longs for lost people to come to him.

    B. Those who reject Christ will face God’s judgment and wrath for sin.

    C. One day all will acknowledge Jesus as Lord.

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