The Imperative Life of a Christ Follower

                         Give Up – Give In – Give Out



Give Up

Surrenders – Followers of Jesus deny themselves, take up their cross and follow Him

Luke 9:23 And He was saying to [them] all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. (NASB)

Sacrifices  – Followers of Jesus are willing to give up everything to follow Him

Luke 14:33 “So therefore, no one of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.(NASB)

3. Listens – Followers of Jesus hear His voice

John 10:27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. (NASB) 


Give in

Give In

Abides – Followers of Jesus abide in His Word

John 8:31 Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you abide in My word, [then] you are truly disciples of Mine. (NASB)

Obeys – Followers of Jesus obey Him

Luke 5:27 He said to him, “Follow Me.” and he left everything behind, and rose and [began] to follow Him. (NASB)

Lights – Followers of Jesus walk in the Light

John 8:12 Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (NASB) 



Give Out

Loves – Followers of Jesus love one another

John 13:35 “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”(NASB)

Serves – Followers of Jesus are servants of Him

John 12:26 “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall My servant also be; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him. (NASB)

Shares – Followers of Jesus are fishers of men

Matt 4:19 And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (NASB)




Followers of Jesus are reproducing

John 15:8 “By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and [so] prove to be My disciples.(NASB)



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