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Radical Commitment, Part 2

“Radical Fellowship”
June 21, 2009
1 Corinthians 3:11
11 For no one can lay any foundation
other than the one already laid,
which is Jesus Christ. TNIV
Hans Denck quote:
"No one truly knows Christ unless he
follows him daily in life."
Illustration:
“Radical Fellowship” – Luke 14:16-24
(God’s Banquet Feast)
Luke 14:16-17
16 Jesus replied: “A certain man was
preparing a great banquet and invited
many guests. 17 At the time of the
banquet he sent his servant to tell those
who had been invited, ‘Come, for
everything is now ready.’ TNIV
Luke 14:18-20
18 “But they all alike began to make
excuses. The first said, ‘I have just
bought a field, and I must go and see it.
Please excuse me.’ 19 “Another said, ‘I
have just bought five yoke of oxen, and
I’m on my way to try them out. Please
excuse me.’ 20 “Still another said, ‘I just
got married, so I can’t come.’ TNIV
Luke 14:21
21 “The servant came back and reported
this to his master. Then the owner of the
house became angry and ordered his
servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets
and alleys of the town and bring in the
poor, the crippled, the blind and the
lame.’ TNIV
Luke 14:22-24
22 “ ‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you
ordered has been done, but there is still
room.’ 23 “Then the master told his
servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country
lanes and compel them to come in, so
that my house will be full. 24 I tell you,
not one of those who were invited will get
a taste of my banquet.’ ” TNIV
Radical Fellowship – Acts 2:42-47
Acts 2:42
42 They devoted themselves to the
apostles’ teaching and to fellowship,
to the breaking of bread and to
prayer. TNIV
Acts 2:43
43 Everyone was filled with awe at the
many wonders and signs performed
by the apostles. TNIV
Acts 2:44-45
44 All the believers were together and
had everything in common. 45 They
sold property and possessions to
give to anyone who had need. TNIV
Acts 2:46-47a
46 Every day they continued to meet
together in the temple courts. They broke
bread in their homes and ate together
with glad and sincere hearts, 47a praising
God and enjoying the favor of all the
people. TNIV
Acts 2:47b
47b And the Lord added to their
number daily those who were being
saved. TNIV
Application:
Quotes from Myles Munroe
God’s Big Idea - Reclaiming God’s
Purpose for your Life
(P. 152) “Kingdom culture always puts
others ahead of self and puts love over
all. When asked to identify the greatest
commandment of all, Jesus said in
Matthew 22:37-39”
37 “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your
heart and with all your soul and with all
your mind.’ 38 This is the first and
greatest commandment. 39 And the
second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as
yourself.’ TNIV
(P. 153) “Unconditional, unselfish love is
the single greatest distinguishing factor
of Kingdom culture. As Jesus instructed
His disciples in John 13:34-35”

34 “A new command I give you: Love one


another. As I have loved you, so you
must love one another. 35 By this
everyone will know that you are my
disciples, if you love one another.” TNIV
(P. 153) “And the apostle Paul adds this
counsel in Philippians 2:3-4”

3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain


conceit. Rather, in humility value others
above yourselves, 4 not looking to your
own interests but each of you to the
interests of the others. TNIV
(P. 153) “These Kingdom principles of
love, humility, and selfless regard for
others apply to every human
relationship without exception or
limitation.”
Conclusion:
1 Thessalonians 5:15-18
15 Make sure that nobody pays back
wrong for wrong, but always strive to do
what is good for each other and for
everyone else. 16 Rejoice always, 17
pray continually, 18 give thanks in all
circumstances; for this is God’s will for
you in Christ Jesus. TNIV