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Hard Question

This is going to be the hardest question you will have to answer since explaining the Pythagorean theorem in 8th grade.

What matters more to you than anything else in the world?

Christian, don't just say Jesus! This is not Sunday School; you cannot just insert Jesus as your standard answer here. But if you insist that Jesus matters more than anything else, let me ask you a follow-up question.

Does the way you live/structure/carry forth your life back your claim up?

My guess, with all apologies where necessary, is that if I was to start digging into your life it would be pretty clear that Jesus is not the thing that matters to you more than anything else in the world. Because if that was as true for most people as they say it is, a whole lot of stuff would be different in people's lives.

Making Jesus what matters most means changing the way we do,

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-time
-possessions
-relationships
-business
-appearance
-parenting

When Jesus is what matters more than anything else, there is an intentionality that hits your life in a way like nothing else. Jesus says it himself in Luke 9:

23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? 26 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”

57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” 59 To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 60 And Jesus [7] said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61 Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” 62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

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