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Lesson 10: Christ-like Prioritization (Luke 2:41-52)

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Living in a world where there is always more that could be done, with internal and external pressures urging a certain prioritization, we would do well to consider the example of the twelve-year-old Jesus in the temple. In looking at this text, we are encouraged by Pastor Daniel to maintain the focus that, “You will always be able to accomplish what God calls you to do.” To help us to understand this statement rightly, four truths are given to help guide us into the application of this text and boost our worship of God in the process. 1.) You cannot accomplish everything in life—don’t try to! 2.) You may cause pain to others as you follow God—prepare for it! 3.) You may open yourself up to the criticism of others as you follow God—deal with it! And returning to the original encouragement, 4.) You are always able to accomplish what god calls you to do—do it! Within this message, listeners are neither directed to or away from specific ministries but instead encouraged toward deeper ministry in general.

Summary by Seth Kempf, Bethany Community Church Staff

Related Topics: Basics for Christians, Character of God, Christology, Spiritual Gifts, Spiritual Life