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present yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one

whom you obey--whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or slaves

to obedience, which leads to righteousness?”



4)  Recognize the Cost.

Matthew 6:33 states, “But seek first his kingdom and His righteousness,

and all these things will be given to you as well.”  Matthew 16:24-26 says,

“Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny

himself and take up his cross and follow me.  For whoever wants to save his

life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.  What good will it

be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?  Or what can a

man give in exchange for his soul?’”  Christ warned that following Him was

not an easy path.  It means carrying our cross.  The road is often very difficult.


5)  Surrender Ourselves Back to God.

This is a voluntary act on the part of every believer.  He/She alone can

make that decision.  He/She may make an initial surrender at the time he/she

receives Christ, but as he/she grows in the Christian life, he/she must yield

each aspect of his/her life to God.

We must each start with our own personal body, and its members.  As

we yield them to the Lordship of Christ, we become free or independent from

sin’s control.  (See Romans 6:13-14, 18)

Surrendering Lordship to its rightful owner is a daily duty (Luke 9:23).

We do not have the Biblical option to be a Christian and not have Jesus as Lord

of our life.  The decision to receive Christ as savior should include a decision to

make Him Lord of our life as well.

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