You Are Called To Become

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Pastor Elio Marrocco's "You Are Called To Become" sermon at New Life Christian Church on June 15, 2014. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca

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You Are Called To Become

  1. 1. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME
  2. 2. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A Romans 8:28-29 “We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them….
  3. 3. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A Romans 8:28-29 …. For God knew his people in advance and he chose them to become like his Son, so that His Son [Jesus] would be the firstborn with many brothers and sisters.”
  4. 4. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A My third calling in life is to become like Christ.
  5. 5. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A 1. SIMPLIFY MY LIFE. Hebrews 12:1-2 ‘Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up…
  6. 6. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A 1. SIMPLIFY MY LIFE. Hebrews 12:1-2 ‘… And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.’
  7. 7. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A “Let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back, especially those sins that wrap themselves so tightly around our feet and trip us up, let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us.” (LB)
  8. 8. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A Who’s race am I going to run in life?
  9. 9. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A 1. SIMPLIFY MY LIFE. 2. DON’T GET IMPATIENT OR IN A HURRY. A mushroom or an oak tree?
  10. 10. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A 1. SIMPLIFY MY LIFE. 2. DON’T GET IMPATIENT OR IN A HURRY. Hebrews 12:1 “Let us run (The race of Life) with patience the particular race that God set out before us.”
  11. 11. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A 1. SIMPLIFY MY LIFE. 2. DON’T GET IMPATIENT OR IN A HURRY. 3. SPEND TIME FOCUSING ON JESUS EVERY DAY.
  12. 12. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A Because we become what we think about and focus on daily!
  13. 13. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A ‘You can’t soar with the eagles if you’re running with the turkeys.’
  14. 14. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A Hebrews 12:2 “We do this [in other words run the race of life] by keeping our eyes on Jesus, [That’s focusing on him every day] on whom our faith depends from start [that’s the beginning of your race in life] to finish [the end of your race in life.]
  15. 15. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A Luke 22:39 “Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives to pray.”
  16. 16. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A 2 Corinthians 3:18 “All of us have had that veil removed so that we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord. And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him and reflect his glory even more.”
  17. 17. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A 1. SIMPLIFY MY LIFE. 2. DON’T GET IMPATIENT OR IN A HURRY. 3. SPEND TIME FOCUSING ON JESUS EVERY DAY. 4. WHEN IT GETS HARD, REMEMBER THE REWARD!
  18. 18. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A Hebrews 12:2-3 (TEV) “Jesus did not give up because of the cross! On the contrary, because of the joy that was waiting for him, he thought nothing of the disgrace of dying on the cross, and he is now seated at the right side of God's throne…
  19. 19. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A Hebrews 12:2-3 (TEV) … Think of what he went through; how he put up with so much hatred from sinners! So do not let yourselves become discouraged and give up.”
  20. 20. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A 1 Peter 5:10 (NCV) “After you suffer for a short time, God, who gives all grace, will make everything right. He will make you strong and support you and keep you from falling. HE CALLED YOU to share in his glory in Christ, a glory that will continue forever.”
  21. 21. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A Romans 8:16-17 ‘For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.’
  22. 22. YOU ARE CALLED TO BECOME – PART A Romans 8:28 “In all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

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