**Braveheart, Robert the Bruce**
Erwin McManus notes, “Although anyone who understands the heart of God knows that the Crusades were a tragic lesson in missing the point, the power of the story reminds us of the battle we find ourselves in. To belong to God is to belong to his heart.” Tonight we are going to talk about what it means to fight for the heart of our king. And I want you to ask yourself something tonight. Am I wholehearted in my walk with Christ? Does anyone remember the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears?? **Story of Goldilocks, 3 bears**
Revelation 3: 15-16 - 15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. What is God trying to communicate here?
-He is saying I would rather you be all for me, or completely against me. I would rather you be all in or all out. Students, God didn’t call us to be half-hearted followers. He didn’t call us to just come to church once a week on Wednesday and live for ourselves the rest of the week. It literally makes Him sick to see people living for the world and for Him. You see, God expects us to follow through with what we say. To be completely committed. Can you imagine if a husband came home to his wife and said “I was 90 percent committed to you today Or if the wife said Honey, I was committed to you for 23 of the 24 hours today. You see, this whole idea of being wholehearted to God is found all throughout the Bible. Luke 9:57-62
We see 3 men talking to Jesus.
So the first guy says to Jesus, “I will follow you wherever you go.” -He sounds pretty good huh? You the man Jesus!
-Jesus looks at him, and says “do you realize what it is going to cost you to follow me?” Just a few verses earlier in Luke 9:23 Jesus is speaking to a crowd of people and he says, “…if anyone would come after me, he must first deny himself, take up his cross daily and...