LORD HELP US TO SERVE YOU THE BEST WE CAN. • 2Sa 24:24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. • 25 And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel. WHO WOULD OFFER TO GOD THAT WHICH COST THEM NOTHING? • JESUS • Php 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: • 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: • 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: • 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. • Joh 1:1 ¶ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. • 2Co 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. • BORN IN A STABLE • BAPTISED BY JOHN THE IMERSER MATT 3:14 • FOUGHT WITH THE PHARASEES, THE PEOPLE. • JOHN 11 JESUS KNEW THE PHARASEES WERE GOING TO KILL HIM. • JOHN 13:21 HE PREDICTED HIS BETRAYEL. • GARDEN OF GETHSEMENE • MOCKED, SCOURGED, SPIT ON, BACK WAS MUTILATED. • SEVEN SAYINGS FROM THE CROSS • 2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. • WHERE DID JESUS TAKE SHORTCUT? • WHERE DID JESUS DEBATE AND ARGUE WITH GOD? • WHERE DID JESUS EVER TRY TO BE MEDIOCRE? WHO WOULD OFFER TO GOD THAT WHICH COST THEM NOTHING? • APOSTLES? • THEY CHANGED THEIR LIVES. – PAUL – ALL DIED MARYTERS SAVE JOHN. – 1Co 4:9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. – 10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. – 11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; – 12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: • ASKED TO BE QUIET BUT WOULD NOT. – ACTS 4, – Ac 5:39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God. – 40 And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. – 41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. – 42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. – LOVED SOULS, AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST, LOVED GOD • 2Co 11:24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. NAM E ONE THING COULD • 25 Thrice was I beaten withTHEY rods, once was I stoned, thrice I DONE suffered shipwreck, HAVE MORE.a night and a day I have been in the deep; • 26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of WHAT GIVE? robbers,ELSE in perilsCOULD by mine ownTHEY countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false THEY COULD HAVE QUIT AT brethren; ANYTIME. • 27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. • 28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. WHO WOULD OFFER TO GOD THAT WHICH COST THEM NOTHING • EARLY CHURCH – ACTS 8 PREAHED THE WORD EVEYWHERE – ACTS 4 SOLD THEIR HOMES, SOLD THEIR PERSONAL PROPERTIY. – SUFFERED AND DIED LIKE THE APOSTLES – FULFILLED THE GREAT COMMISSION. • SOME FAILED LIKE DEMAS BUT MOST GAVE EVERYTHING. • NERO TREATED CHRISTIAN TERRIBLY. • BURNED THEM, TORTURED THEM, DROWNED THEM • CHRISTIANS HAD TO GO UNDERGROUND. WHO WOULD OFFER TO GOD THAT WHICH COST THEM NOTHING? • MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE SICK OF SIN. • TRULY CONVERTED (REPENTED). • SICK OF SIN AND NEVER WANT TO GO BACK. WHO WOULD OFFER TO GOD THAT WHICH COST THEM NOTHING? • YOU. • WHAT DO YOU SACRAFICE? DOES IT COST YOU ANYTHING? • GIVING » ATTENDENCE » TIME » STUDY » WHAT EFFORT DO YOU PUT FORTH FOR THE KINGDOM? » SACRAFICES THAT COST YOU NOTHING DO YOU NO GOOD!!!!!!!!!