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Purpose

The Call of God (Part 1)

Questions for discussion

  1. Why does God call us (at this time)? Me specifically?
  2. What is God's plan for me (now)?
  3. What are you Seeking for right now?

Answers

from Johnny

  1. 1 John 5:19 - The world is in darkness
  2. Matt 9:36 - God's people are hungry and in need
  3. Eph 3:10-11 - To prove His wisdom
  4. John 4:35 - Because time is short

Questions for homework

  1. What happens when God calls me?
  2. Where am I now? Spiritually? Be honest.

The Call of God (Part 2)

  1. Ask yourself, “Who am I”?
    • brain dump / brain storm
      • list out all the things you are. Ex) father, worship leader etc…
      • of the things on the list, how many are related to the Lord? This should define who you are in God.
  2. Should I respond to God's calling?
  3. What shall I do? Who shall Equip me?
      • Who made me? -God.
      • If God made us, it must be for a purpose
      • If God made me, will God fail me in that purpose? -No.

Why do we fail then?

  1. We don't know our purpose.
  2. We know our purpose, but refuse to execute that purpose
    • not equipped
    • reject it
    • because of past experiences
  3. We knew our purpose, started to execute, but failed because of our folly.
    • Things get in our head
    • environment
    • complacency, laziness
    • 3Gs - Gold, Glory, Girls/Guys
      1. Gold
        • repent
      2. Glory
        • compete for followers
        • ex) Prophecy. “Dost sayeth the Lord” vs “I believe God wants me to share this will you, but test it out.”
      3. Girls/Guys
        • victims of sexual immorality
        • hidden under carpet, until there's a hill big enough to trip over.
      • repent immediately. Humble yourself.
        • instead of lying. It takes 10 lies to over every lie. 100 to cover 10 etc…
        • “unteachable”

ineffective prayer / ministry?

  1. unrepentant sin
    • without repentance, we stand accused by the devil.
  2. repent! very simple and easy
    • why is it so difficult? to say sorry?

Who will teach me? Equip me?

  1. Who will teach me? Equip me?
    1. Holy Spirit
      • you have to open up to the holy spirit
    2. People

Holy spirit

  1. Why are so many Christians still babies?
    1. you need to invite the holy spirit
    • ex) Mark 3(:15?). Healing the sick. Power. Exercise it.
    1. are you the wheat or the weeds (chaff)
      • distinguished by the fruit.

People

Summary

  1. We are made by God
  2. We are made for a purpose
  3. God will not fail us in that purpose

If God has sent us, He will “interrupt” our lives. “Shake us” to move.

Questions for discussion

Encourage, Equip and serve (CPC theme)

  1. Encouragement
    • What tools do we have at CPC for encouragement
    • what can we(I) do?
  2. Equiping at CPC
    • what?
    • for what purpose?
    • what can we do?
  3. Services?
    • what?
    • What can we do?
    • purpose? measurable?

Answers

The Call of God (to be a leader) - Apr 20, 2013

Wait Upon the Lord

Why are we not able to realize the leadership attribute in us?

How to I die to self

Why are we called sheep?

Seasons

Summary

  1. Humble yourself down
  2. Depend on god
    • Wait on Him in prayer.
  3. Let god establish his will
  4. God will provide

Group discussion

Home work

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