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Live Your Calling - The Call is for You

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Called and Purpose

What do you think of - called - interruptions
Kaleo - used over 100 times - Latin - vocation - not a career but more
Bible full of people called - Noah, Abraham, David, Paul, etc
Ephesians 1:18–19 CSB
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the mighty working of his strength.
Things you need to know
Your Life’s Calling
Calling is a gift - don’t earn it
Galatians 1:6 CSB
I am amazed that you are so quickly turning away from him who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—
Your Life’s Calling
Grace - undeserved kindness
Calling is part of salvation
2 Timothy 1:9 CSB
He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.
Your Life’s Calling
Called for God’s purpose
It’s not for you or about you
Ministry - “If you can do anything else, do it.”
Ephesians 2:10 CSB
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do.
Prepared in advance
Your Life’s Calling
God chose before I was born
Galatians 1:15 CSB
But when God, who from my mother’s womb set me apart and called me by his grace, was pleased
Isaiah 44:2 CSB
This is the word of the Lord your Maker, the one who formed you from the womb: He will help you. Do not fear, Jacob my servant, Jeshurun whom I have chosen.
Your Life’s Calling
I am not an accident, I am deeply loved
Memorize this verse
Your Life’s Calling
Call does not change - Paul
1 Timothy 1:12–13 CSB
I give thanks to Christ Jesus our Lord who has strengthened me, because he considered me faithful, appointing me to the ministry—even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an arrogant man. But I received mercy because I acted out of ignorance in unbelief,
God doesn’t waste what happens. Not even sin! Part of my calling comes out of my pain! - Chuck Colson
Your Life’s Calling
It’s not your career/job.
Location, circumstances will change - calling doesn’t
Romans 11:29 CSB
since God’s gracious gifts and calling are irrevocable.
Your Life’s Calling
Calling and community go together
Romans 14:7 CSB
For none of us lives for himself, and no one dies for himself.
Your Life’s Calling
We are better together - body parts don’t work on their own - Eph 4:4
Small groups so important
God empowers me - Eph 4:1
LEARN - listen to God, enlist friends, ask questions, remember what learned, Now do it
2 Thessalonians 1:11 CSB
In view of this, we always pray for you that our God will make you worthy of his calling, and by his power fulfill your every desire to do good and your work produced by faith,
Your Life’s Calling
There’s a prize - a reward
Philippians 3:14 CSB
I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus.
Your Life’s Calling
What prize? sharing in glory
1 Thessalonians 2:12 CSB
we encouraged, comforted, and implored each one of you to live worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.
Let the Journey Begin
God is calling will you answer.
My prayer for us
Ephesians 1:17–18 CSB
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
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