Obsessed with Christ

The Youth Group at Hope CBC is starting a new study on 1 Thessalonians. We are memorizing it at the same time, so we are familiar with the text and are able to remember what we learned.

Tonight was the third lesson in the study. We went over 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10. The "big idea" Tyler gave as he was teaching was this:

God wants more from (your name)

He began by saying that a Christian must be obsessed with Jesus. We as believers must be completely consumed by Christ -- in our thoughts, in our motives, in our actions, in everything. And that goes right along with our Sunday study in Colossians - "that Christ might come to have first place in everything."

Just a quick exhortation to live a cross-centered life. Be obsessed and pre-occupied with Jesus Christ. Leave the unbelieving world convicted and confused by your godly life.

Luke

9 comments:

Rachel M. September 23, 2009 at 9:58 PM  

Totally true..

Both my brother and I memorized 1 Thes. 5 and recited it in a special way for our high school graduation and later, did it in front of our church.

It truly is worth memorizing Scripture to battle against the enemy...

Thanks for posting this!

In Christ,
Rachel M.

Joshua September 24, 2009 at 12:57 AM  

Great thoughts. :) We should be obsessed with Christ. Thanks for the post.

In Christ,
Joshua :)

Peter Davidson September 24, 2009 at 7:59 AM  

Hi Luke, You have a nice blog here. You may also appreciate the many testimonies of our Savior Jesus Christ at http://wetestifyofchrist.blogspot.com. God bless!

LocaChica September 24, 2009 at 2:28 PM  

That's exactly right. I've been enjoying a new passionate, radical, obsessed, relationship with God during the past few months. I read the book, Crazy Love, by Francis Chan, which was super convicting and made me think a lot about the way I live my life, how I serve God, and what, or more importantly WHO I'm really living for.
You posted some good thoughts and points that I think Christian teens need to hear. I always enjoy reading your guy's posts, I love the blog! Thanks for posting!

LocaChica
LocaChica

Madison September 24, 2009 at 11:59 PM  

I wish everyone could be so obsessed with christ. It's such a wonderful feeling to have such an obsession with our Savior. Thank you for the great post. In Christ -Maddie

Luke Godfrey September 26, 2009 at 6:57 AM  

@ LocaChica, I've heard of that book and have been thinking about picking it up and reading it. Glad you posted!

And thanks, everyone, for your comments!

Anonymous September 28, 2009 at 2:26 PM  

Yes, read Crazy Love! It's such a great book... Jennifer

Stephen Raub September 29, 2009 at 8:58 PM  

Great post. It reminds me of the verse in 1 Corinthians 16 that says: "...they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints..."
Keep up the good work, and Let God Be Magnified! (LGBM)

susanwalkergirl October 13, 2009 at 8:50 PM  

Amen Luke...you are spot on. If only we can keep our eyes, heart and mind on Jesus...then He will be our hope and our very great reward.

If only I had known that back when I was your age. Serve God fully...you will never regret that decision.

I'm glad I discovered your blog and look forward to reading more.

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