Called To Be Loved
Live Your Calling: What On Earth Am I Here For – Week 2
September 14-15, 2013
Eph. 1:4-5 “Long ago, even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave him great pleasure.” (NLT)
The first purpose of my life is to BE___________________!
Jude 1:1 “This letter is from Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James. I am writing to all who are called to live in the love of God the Father and in the care of Jesus Christ.“
My first calling is to enjoy A RElationship ____________!
Rom. 1:7 “Dear friends in Rome. God loves you dearly, and he has called you to be his very own people.”
1 Jn 3:1 “What an incredible quality of love the Father has shown to us, that we should be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are!” (Amp)
Eph. 3:17-19 “I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it.” NLT)
Wide enough __________________________!
Long enough __________________________!
Deep enough _________________________________!
High enough ___________________________________!
WHAT CHANGES IF I STAY CONTINUALLY AWARE
OF GOD’S CONSTANT LOVE FOR ME?
1. I FEEL ____________ RATHER THAN _______________
Rom. 5:1 (CEV) “By faith we have been made acceptable to God. And now, because of our Lord Jesus Christ, we live at peace with God.”
Rom. 8:33-34 “If God says his chosen ones are acceptable to him, can anyone bring charges against them? Or can anyone condemn them? No indeed!”
2. I’M __________ IN BRINGING MY ___________ TO GOD
Rom. 8:14-15,17 “All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God! So, you should not be like cowering, fearful slaves. You should behave instead like God’s very own children, adopted into his family—calling him ‘Father, dear Father.’ … And since we are his children, we will share his treasures—for everything God gives to his Son, Christ, is ours, too.” (NLT)
Heb. 4:16 “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (NIV)
3. I HAVE ____________ IN PAIN I DONT _______________
Phil. 4:7 “The peace of God, which passes all understanding,will keep your hearts and minds through Christ
Rom. 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
4. I GAIN THE __________________TO TAKE ___________
5. I _________________ INSTEAD OF _________________!
1 Jn 4:19 – “We love because God first loved us,
Mt. 6:33-34 “So don’t worry about having enough food or drink or clothing. He will give you all you need from day to day IF you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.’
MEMORY VERSE: Rom. 6:13 “Give yourselves completely to God since you have been given new life.”