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Purpose over Desire

January 5, 2020 Speaker: Kevin Deyette Series: The Good Life

Passage: Mark 8:27–9:1

Title: Purpose over Desire
Text: Mark 8:27-9:1

If you don't know the purpose of a thing, it can end up being misused.

The Problem with Desire:
Our heart is tainted with sin (Jere. 17:9).

What's the desire your heart twists to make ultimate or lead to compromise?

Our purpose: Follow Jesus (Mark 8:34).

"Christ" (noun): Messiah; Anointed one, the King above all other kings.

How do I choose God's purpose over my desires?
1) Deny yourself (Mark 8:34)
    -Self-denial is at the heart of what Christianity is about (Heb. 11:24-26).
2) Take up your cross (Mark 8:34).
    -Ready to bear afflictions; remain faithful despite being hard.
3) Stay faithful to God in the small things (Mark 8:34).

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