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Focused Hearts & Splintered Hands             Luke 14:25-35

“But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” -Luke 14:13-14

Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.’                                                                               -Luke 14:23

The heart of the Lord is for the people who know the Lord to get out there and find the people that don’t, and _____________________ them to come to know Jesus at His house!

We must have focused hearts: our love for Jesus must be in its own _________________________                                              V. 26

If your love for Jesus is truly in a category of its own, you will become better at loving people and yourself and your possessions in the way they need to be loved, because we were ___________________ to operate best when Jesus comes first!   

We must have splintered hands: our service for Jesus must be _________________________                                              V. 27-33

 “Jesus would rather have one person committed to His cause than a thousand people who are merely interested.”   -Dr. Bill Brown

To take up your cross is to be ______________________ to the God of the Bible no matter what!  

Sacrificing for Jesus involves counting the cost so we can do our _____________________ in finishing the jobs He gives.

From whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.                        -Ephesians 4:16