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It Will Be SO Worth It! Part 1

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January 6, 2021 7:00 am

It Will Be SO Worth It! Part 1

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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January 6, 2021 7:00 am

Examining the story of the rich, young ruler who came to Jesus; the requirements and benefits of surrendering fully to Jesus; based on Mark 10:17-30.

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Tell somebody I would leave you said he feels good as the Bible says in but have you noticed what comes after the pleasure doesn't check the wages of sin.

The baby checkup said no matter how many times Satan tries to deceive you. Here's a truth you can count on. The only good life is the God life hello and welcome to Destin for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard wherever you are and how you may be listening. Thanks for making this part of your day. But when you come to faith in Christ. God may ask you to give up a few things that haven't been in healthy attachment to the things of this world, maybe even a relationship today. Pastor Paul tells you why our relationship with God is well worth the sacrifice. Stay right here or listen online anytime a pastor you can also download the podcast of Pastor podcast or whatever you get yours and stay tuned after the message Pastor Paul joins me in the studio but first let's join him for today's message will be so worth, I want to start at Mach 10 verse 29 you have a Bible go there with me. The Gospel of Mark chapter 10 versus 29 will also look at 30. So Jesus answered and said assuredly, I say that you there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for my sake and the Gospels, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions and MBAs to come eternal life. That's the punchline. If you give up these things for my sake and the kingdom. Jesus said, you will receive hundredfold the same thing you're going to receive them with persecutions and then at the end of it all. You're going to experience eternal life so I'm going to talk to you about the fact that if we will learn to live a life of complete surrender to God, we can expect that the promise Jesus just made will apply to our lives. He said something to call you to give up some things for my sake and the kingdom. But as you do it you can expect to receive a hundredfold. The same types of things you're going to have persecution with it, but at the end of it all.

You will be blessed with the gift of eternal life. So I just want to let you know you got some stuff coming. In fact, I've entitled this message will be so worth it. I came to tell you will be so worth it. What is the it it is you are surrendering your life completely into the hands of God. I want to let you know if you do what Jesus says to this young man.

It will be so worth it.

It wont admit were good in his life had he said yes to the Lord and it will be worth it in your life if you say yes to the Lord.

I came to tell you that surrendering to Jesus might feel scary to the flesh, but it is the best way when I can possibly live our lives. I will let you know that a lot of churches have done us wrong when they have talked about coming to Jesus and being a follower of Christ as a mere result of you praying a quick prayer that a lot of folks who make you think. If you want to pray a quick prayer we sometimes call it the sinners prayer and asked Jesus into your heart that that will entitle you to all kinds of things I came to tell you that's not what Jesus himself said Jesus didn't promise you all this if your prayer prayer. He said if you give me everything if you surrender completely to me. If you say yes from your very heart about anything I ask of you. You can experience the very best have he refer to it here as hundredfold all the things that I'm asking you to give up, to surrender to my will for my sake, he says, and for the sake of the kingdom of God. If you surrender, you can expect to receive all kinds of blessings. I'm here to tell you that the Lord is in the blessing business and he has all kinds of things for you say and being a follower of Christ is an upgrade. It is an upgrade like you could not imagine outside of Christ. Talk about an upgrade your life to Jesus is an upgrade. It is making things far better. I want to say that because I want to defy what the devil has told you that to say that becoming a follower of Christ is really going to mess up your life.

That's why do some people think you know maybe I just say one day, but how one do that right now I want to live my life. First, do you know your under this section when you can say some like I want to live my life and then did some people so all came do not melt much quickly get save so I can punch my my heaven ticket you are deceive my friend because that's not biblical followership at all. You will come to Jesus because you eat all the sin you can possibly eat your days and the devil tell you that's the good life and I gotta give up the good life so I can just say no but good life is the life of surrender to Jesus Christ the good life is the life what you say yes to him noted a flash note to the devil because the press and the devil will take you down the road of instruction. I came to tell somebody. There is nothing good in sin was some good said God would leave you in it.

Sin is not a good life. Sam feels good. There are pleasures. The Bible says in sin but have you ever noticed what comes after the pleasure does a paycheck. The wages of sin, the paycheck of sin is death, sometimes his natural death, but all the time his spiritual death. It is the destruction of things that are good and there was nothing good and godly about living in sin.

The Bible says the good life. The high quality life. The HQ life is the life wherein God gives you righteousness please send joy where God gives you purpose and ailments where you have peace in your heart and your life.

You don't have to be outside of God's will to enjoy your life and to realize that that is deception that is taking you down the wrong road. I came to tell the devil he is a liar. Look at what he said back in the beginning he said to Eve, now let's look at this tree. Why is God telling you you can't eat from this tree. You know he trying to hold you back.

Don't you know he trying to cut off your joy. He would always put his thumb on your happiness.

Let's talk about this tree, I let me tell you the real reason you want to eat from this tree is because God knows the day you eat of it your eyes will be open. You will become like him. You won't have to answer to him. You will be like him and he beguiled Eve to the point where she also lies ever listen to lies.

That sounded good manager take a few minutes and just be honest with yourself that you run into somebody who has the gift of lying.

There are people who have the gift they can make a sound soul who would and the devil is the father of lies. So you know he's the best liar is ever been and he made this deception sounds so good and told her the day you eat of it, God said you would not forget that when you eat this you will really be alive because you will in fact be able to know everything and you'll be able to make your own decision and you will have to answer to him, so let him hold you back.

Eve he try to keep you from being every woman because either you are the original Everywoman is all in you long before Chaka Khan come along and sing it all before Whitney Houston to get up and sing it you I believe in you need to just go on and and live your life and the more he talked, the more it sounded good and the Bible says she will call it a habit about a call apposite for we don't know what the fruit was but your call it whatever you want.

It's fruit. She and the saddest verse and all of your Bible is the next one and she gave to her husband who was with her standing right there had not been a problem for ever spiritually passive men need to be spiritually alert spiritually on point spiritually vigilant, ready to take on the devil man who will be standing at the door of the home when the devil come with his tactics trying to give a delivery will be there coming right back with more of today's destined for victory message from Pastor Paul Sheppard, senior pastor, destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California listen to the broadcast on that's Pastor will find a host of great resources at our online store you want to live the most joyful life possible. Actively seek the will of God and follow it is no better place to be more joyful place to be than right in the center of God's will must join Pastor Paul for the rest of today's destined for victory message. It will be so worth it.

Now that I got this door. Doubling the I got a package for y'all man supposedly stand that was up. Was this what is who said that what doubled devil slick heat input is his return address on why don't take stuff.

I don't know where it comes from or I'm preaching already only number get to this what y'all gotta stop taking stuff and you don't even know where I came from somebody sent me some cologne you will send you some I got was a pastor read everything, and office want to shoot at me from the dark. They are spiritually emotional snipers. They will put in a phony name and address for the return or they'll put nothing there and they think I'm still not lit up and let them fill me with the garbage toxic message that my staff knows you don't put a letter in front of me that's what you couldn't do the general food from somewhere when I came from. So that was somebody who waited God's UK just trying to shoot at me after me as so my staff know you look at it suspicious you read enough to figure out whether this is a legitimate message about it is not legitimate. I don't need to hear about it or see straight in the trash, a member in the early days when I was my own secretary and had open up everything it offers Doug California I was the secretary I was the receptionist hello may I help you, for the past is either yes hold on upper jaw hope I get back on hello will you start out administering JB cute when you just start now.

But now that I got to do a job Lassiter phone y'all pick it up. You already did.

I pray your protection and they get mad because they've all expressed believe what they said. I don't believe what they wrote believe I know, but that's part of why you get paid you just got to take it just got the stomach in Jesus name, because if some hateful folk out here and so is at the bottom of it all. And so we need to learn how to handle messages from the enemy don't receive that in God has a good plan for you. So let the devil mess it up.

So in your life. When the devil comes around to tell you that you need to be doing this so that the other out there. Don't worry about what the church they did blame it on the church. The church doesn't define doctrine.

God gave us his manual asked me to love you and lied to you, I heard that you are positive. Yes, I preach a positive message and the positive message include you to stay away from sin because sin will take you down so we had to be faithful and true to the word of God and so I will let you know the best life is the life of compliance with the will of God and that you will find righteousness, peace and joy and all the things you need purpose is found in the mind of God, your is found in the mind of God. Everything the devil says is good. He's a liar. It might feel good, but how many know everything that feels good, doesn't have a good result seek basis.

I back when I was young back in the 70s. The people say dumb things. I gave it feels good do it all us all his or her stuff like that we come along if it feels good do not stop feels good that you as you possibly can. Not everything that feels good. You want to do something real good. So don't do it.

It feels good so you know it's a trap. The wages of sin they might have a pleasurable moment, but the wages of sin is death. So it is a gift of God when he gives us eternal life, so we need to understand obeying God gives us a promise he says if you will obey me.

I got blessings and he describes as a hundredfold that I want to bring into your life. Now with that premise, I want to take you back and walk you through this passage. So go with me now back up to verse 17 Mark chapter 10 verse 17 because were going to learn what it is you have to do to experience what I'm describing is that which will be sold worth it. Verse 17 of Mark's gospel chapter 10 now as Jesus was going out on the road, one came running melt before him and asked him good teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life.

So Jesus said to him why you call me good, no one is good but one that is God because right there. Get this encounter. Look at the fact that an impressive person approaches Jesus in an impressive way.

What you save his guys impressive, because in the three different synoptic Gospels Matthew Mark and Luke. We get from each of them a piece of information about the young man that causes me to describe him as impressive. Matthew's gospel tells us he's young Luke's gospel called him a ruler and all three synoptic Gospels refer to him as wealthy sold bus. We commonly hear about him he is a rich young ruler. How is that for impressive reach young in charge. How's that for your social media profile, which I'm year-long, bowler. Come on y'all come on into the 21st century. Come on in the urban vernacular rich young role rich young bowler rich young in charge.

How impressive is that how is that for people living in a fantasy life. What do we value more than being the young you got so cool still calling themselves young women proven how many poker young listeners. Mrs. Wright not raise your hand if you young look around you see that this section see some of the slide of folk I saw some of my days as a test. I'm falling for that I'm not falling for that.

I'm so glad they've learned what I had to learn from my youth. As long as I could call myself young. As long as I could. After a while I had to give it.

Here's what I say now young at heart say now young at heart. You can take from me will be old man trying to say I'm young you are, hallelujah, y'all might have the young at heart. Thanks so much for being here for today's destined for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard. Today's message it will be so worth it as well as any recent message from Pastor Paul can be found on that's pastor your online home for the destined for victory ministry before we wrap things up on today's program.

Pastor Paul has joined me from his studio in California will here we are at the beginning of the year pastor and this is always a time for reflection babysitting some new goals.

Are you ready for a new year after 2020. I can't wait to get into 2021 or this is been some color listeners what God is put on your hearts. We start 2021 well as we began the broadcast year there will hear me open with a couple of messages where I'm just kind of setting our focus and helping us to realize that we must keep eternity in view. And I go back to the resurrection of Christ. The reason why he was raised from the dead was to give us life abundant and eternal and I set our focus there and then you hear me begin to teach on the matter of prayer because if we're going to get through 2021 were only going to do it through prayer, we gotta get through the rest of this pandemic and all of its fallout and it's going to take prayer and we need to make sure prayer is always firing the winning shot, say, Lord, we don't have the power, but you have the power to help us get through this and so I'm looking forward to helping people refocus and helping us center ourselves in things that are most important prayer and keeping an eternal perspective are among the I'm reminded of the words of 20th century Christian apologist CS Lewis aim at heaven and you'll get thrown in aim at earth and you'll get neither. Thanks for the great reminder Pastor Paul as we head into a brand-new year.

This is one of the reasons why we hope you'll start the new year off by giving your most generous gift to Destin for victory so that we can continue to help listeners all over the world refocus their perspective on Jesus. And when you give this month.

Pastor Paul would like to send you a copy of this booklet, it pays to serve Jesus. Consider the words of our Lord in the gospel of Luke. Truly I tell you, no one who was left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fill to receive many times more in this age and in the age to come eternal life. Will this is a promise from the very mouth of God. As you dive into this resource from Pastor Paul, you'll be encouraged to remember that every promise God makes is a promise. God keeps again the booklet is called, it pays to serve Jesus and it's our gift to you by request for your generous gift to Destin for victory today. Please call 855-339-5500 to give over the phone or mail your gift to Destin for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538. You can also make a safe and secure donation from our website.

Pastor Jeanette rich young in charge that's who comes to Jesus. He's young, he's polar that's what his Instagram says his Facebook say is twitter says just a picture with Greg and Rich young Paula so he comes to Jesus and an impressive man rich young ruler comes to Jesus and what I consider a very impressive way. He will to Jesus. He ran to Jesus, but ultimately he walked away. His story comes your way tomorrow and Pastor Paul Sheppard's message, it will be so worth it. Until then, remember he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion. In Christ, you are destined for victory

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