Live Your Calling: What On Earth Am I Here For – Part 5


4TH  PURPOSE: GOD SHAPED ME TO ________________


Eph. 2:10 this wk’s memory verse:

We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do!”  



TO  BE  A _______________  MINISTER OF JESUS


No matter what I do, I do it for TWO reasons:

Meet ________________ & Honor __________________


Col. 3:17  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (NIV)


“Lord of all pots and pans and things,” he prayed, “make me a saint by getting meals and washing up the plates!”“We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.” Brother Lawrence – The Practice of the Presence of God


Gal. 1:15 “God in his grace chose me even before I was born, and  called me to serve him.” (TEV)


Serving others unselfishly…

1. WILL _____________________ IN MY LIFE!


2 secrets of joy

1. GET THE FOCUS OFF ____________________!


Ph. 2:17 “My life is being poured out as a part of the sacrifice and service I offer to God} for your faith. Yet, I am filled with joy, and I share that joy with all of you.”(GW)


Ph. 4:4-5 “Always be full of joy in the Lord; I say it again, rejoice! Let everyone see that you are unselfish and considerate in all you do.”(LB)


PH 2:4 – Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand!” (Mes)


2. USE MY GIFTS TO ___________________


1 Pet.4:10 “God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, 

passing on to others God’s many kinds of blessings.”


2. WILL IMPROVE MY _____________________

Mt. 20:28 “Your attitude must be like my own, for I did not come to be served but to serve…” (LB)


Rom. 14:18 “If you serve Christ in this way, you will please God and be respected  by people.” (CEV)


Pr. 11:25 “The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.” (Mes)

“I don’t have time to volunteer for anything”          (NIV)

Then you forfeit God’s blessing on your business

Pr.11:17 You do yourself a favor when you are kind.” (TEV)


Pr. 22:9  NIV A generous man will himself be blessed” (NIV)


3. WILL MAKE MY LIFE _____________________

Mk 8:35 “If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will find true life!”


1 Cor. 15:58 “ Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your work in the Lord is never wasted.” (NCV)


4. WILL LEAVE A ________________________

Pr. 10:7 “Good people will be remembered as a blessing? (NCV)


Mt. 20:26 “If you want to be great, you must be the servant of all the others.” (CEV)


Heb. 6:10 “God is fair; he will not forget the work you did and the love you showed for him by helping his people. And he will remember that you are still helping them.” (NCV)


Jn 12:26 “My Father will honor anyone who serves me.”

  If you want  to leave  a legacy – start serving! (NCV)