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Speak Part 10

Don’t Lose What Matters

Jonathan Stockstill

March 19, 2017

2 Corinthians 11:3 (The Message) - 3 And now I’m afraid that exactly as the Snake seduced Eve with his smooth patter, you are being lured away from the simple purity of your love for Christ.

Four things to never lose:

1. DON’T LOSE YOUR COVERING.

  • Korah forgot that God had chosen Moses, not him.
  • Christ is the LEADER; without Him, you have no ACCESS.
  • John 14:6 (NASB95) - 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

2. DON’T LOSE YOUR CONNECTION.

  • Out of 12 rods, only one produced fruit.
  • Christ is the ROD; without Him, you have no FRUIT.
  • Outside of Christ, there is no life.
  • John 15:5-6 (The Message) - 5 “I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. 6 Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire.”

3. DON’T LOSE YOUR CONVERSATION.

  • There were no rivers in the wilderness, but there was a rock.
  • Christ is the ROCK; without Him, you have no NOURISHMENT.
  • 1 Corinthians 10:4 (NLT) - 4 and all of them drank the same spiritual water. For they drank from the spiritual rock that traveled with them, and that rock was Christ. The Rock doesn’t have to be struck. Speak to it.
  • John 7:37(NASB95) -37 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.”

4. DON’T LOSE THE CROSS.

  • Christ is the SERPENT; without Him, you have no HEALING.
  • John 3:14-15 (NASB95) - 14 “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; 15 so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.”
  • Without Him, the poison remains.
    • Guilt is a poison - You did it, and you still are guilty because of it.
    • Shame is a poison - You did it, and you feel ashamed because of it.
    • Striving is a poison - You did it, and you have to do a lot of good to undo it.
    • Bondage is a poison - You did it, and you’ll keep doing it.
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