Far too many Christians casually pursue Christ—making Him an “add-on” to their lives, rather than the center of it.
Scripture is clear that as believers, we must diligently seek after and pursue the Lord. The heart of Christianity is to love the Lord with ALL (our heart, mind, soul, and strength). The call is for all.
In this episode, we explore the concept of seeking the Lord—not as a casual observer, but as the passion and delight and obsession of our lives.
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Show Notes / Additional Resources
- Psalm 24:3-4a – Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to idols …
- Psalm 105:4 – Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.
- Psalm 27:8 – When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.”
- Luke 10:27 – YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. (see Deuteronomy 6:4-5)
- Matthew 6:33 – But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
- Philippians 3:7-8 – But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ …
- Hebrews 11:6 – And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
- Hebrews 12:1-2 – Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
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NRJohnson (Nathan Johnson) is a Christian who has an overwhelming passion for Jesus, the Gospel, and Studying God’s Word. He is a writer, teacher, and communicator who helps other believers understand and apply the Bible as they grow and mature in their faith—desiring that they gain greater intimacy with Christ, experience the victorious Christian life, and transform the world through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Read more about him here.
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