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Sermon: Total Surrender

Watch Pastor Jeff Harris’ sermon from Sunday, December 20, 2015
“Act Like Jesus: Total Surrender”

Key Question
How do I cultivate a life of sacrificial service?

Key Verse
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. ~Romans 12:1 (NIV)

Why This Matters
We do what we desire most!
The most selfless thing we can do is honor God.
Deny daily means laying control on the altar.
There is joy in denial.

Discussion Question

What does it mean to be a “living sacrifice”?
Discuss what was required of Jesus to take up His cross and give His life for us. What might it require of us to follow him and “take up our cross daily”?
What is one area of your life you most struggle to surrender? What is one thing you have trouble letting go of control over? Why?hat is the root of our refusal to surrender parts of our life? Control? Pride? Distrust in God to provide? What is the belief (or unbelief) that stands between you and Total Surrender?