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Living Word Christian Church


Carmelo Caparros
Sep 11, 2022

INTRODUCTION

Confession of Christ does not just mean that you declare that Jesus is the Lord and Savior of your life. It means so much more. It involves LIVING a PASSIONATE and INTENSE DEVOTION to Christ. The pages of the Bible clearly reveal this.

In my previous acquaintance with the Korean Church, I was able to see this PASSIONATE and INTENSE DEVOTION to Christ.

PASSIONATE and INTENSE DEVOTION to Christ is displayed in so many ways and in this passage, we would see TOTAL COMMITMENT even at the cost of our very lives. Here are the three points of our study.

BODY SERMON

TEXT: Matthew 10: 32 – 39

I. CONFESSION or DENIAL of Christ – vv. 32 – 33

CONFESSION of CHRIST amidst ALL CIRCUMSTANCES is PROOF of SALVATION.

II.CONFESSION’S SWORD – vv. 34 – 37

The gospel is RECONCILIATORY, but in another sense, it is CONFRONTATIONAL because it deals with the DARKNESS of MAN’S MIND
and HEART!

III.CONFESSION’S COMMITMENT – 38 – 3

The cross refers to TRIALS, PERSECUTION, and SUFFERINGS for Christ’s sake! The cross is an INSTRUMENT of DEATH and a criminal had to carry his own cross on the way to his own execution.

This speaks about DYING to ourselves for the sake of Christ. We could face FAMILY HATRED and even DEATH for Christ’s sake.

CONCLUSION

PASSIONATE and INTENSE DEVOTION to Christ which requires our TOTAL COMMITMENT is both our CALLING and DESTINY.