What is it about?
They hurried off
- He was a man who was under his own authority
- Jesus was under God the Father's authority
John 19:10-11 (ESV)
Jesus accepted that authority
A true willing servant
What do we see?
If you have accepted Christ as your Savior then you are His disciple and you are under his authority.
Are you willingly submitted to Him?
Love God, love your neighbor, pray for your enemies, consider others above yourself, tell people about Him and be ready to teach them about it
2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)
God is going to give me the strength to do the things He is asking of me
Am I going to submit to God's authority today or am I going to live for myself?
Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV or ESV)
Would I be comfortable telling someone about Christ?
Be ready to answer in love
Ask God to change you
The lost are worth it
- Not because we say so but because HE says so
Our life becomes one not of self-reliance, but of reliance solely on Christ... willingly submitted to His authority.