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What does it mean to walk "worthy of your call?"

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  • WALK WORTHY OF THE CALL Breath of Life International Church 22 February 2012
  • Understanding the Call • A divine assignment – An invitation to complete a work – Your call is an invitation to DO something • A privilege, not a right; not earned • Not selective – Matthew 22:14 • Not reversible – Romans 11:29 • No guarantee of success • Requires sacrifice
  • The Call • Matthew 22:14 • Many are called, but few are chosen. – The Called • G2821 (G2822), Gr. κλῆσις “klēsis” • Pronounced klay'-sis • An invitation, calling – The Chosen • G1588 (G1589), Gr. ἐκλεκτός “eklektos̄” • Pronounced ek-lek-tos' • Chosen, selected, elected, favorite
  • Supply and Demand • God has need of you, but He doesn’t NEED you! • Your calling is never rescinded, but you can be replaced! Don’t get fired! – Eli replaced by Samuel – Saul replaced by David – Judas replaced by Matthias • It’s not about you! It’s about God’s plan being executed!
  • Called, Sent and Chosen Chosen Sent Called “For many are called, but few are chosen.” Matthew 22:14 “But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent?” Romans 10:14-15
  • You Must Make the Cut CHOSEN – Those who preach the Gospel and live thereby, including all specific instruction by the Spirit, are chosen. GIFTED – All are expected to assist the Body of Christ by sharing the Gospel AND using the gifts given by Christ, through the Holy Spirit, for the Church. SENT – All who accept Christ are called to share the Gospel. CALLED – God calls many to salvation. Recruiting Office Boot Camp Special OpsTraining Badge of Honor John 3:16 Matthew 28:18-20 Ephesians 4:11-12 2Timothy 4:6-8
  • The Call Requires WORK! • 2 Timothy 4:5; Matthew 28:18-20 – You must PROVE yourself! • Your call is not a title or a status, but a duty… an assignment! • Are you doing your job well? One must be accountable to God and His people in order to be successful! – Proverbs 27:2 – Ephesians 4
  • Walk Worthy of the Call • Ephesians 4:1-3 (NLT) – Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. – Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. – Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.
  • Walk Worthy of God • 1 Thessalonians 2:12 (NLT) – We pleaded with you, encouraged you, and urged you to live your lives in a way that God would consider worthy. For he called you to share in his Kingdom and glory.
  • Never Neglect the Gifts • 1 Timothy 4:13-15 (NLT) – …focus on reading the Scriptures to the church, encouraging the believers, and teaching them. – Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you. – Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress.
  • Take it Seriously • 2 Peter 1:10-11 (NLT) – …work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away. – Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
  • Be Led of the Spirit • John 14:26 • 1 Corinthians 12, 14 – Many gifts are granted of the same Spirit – Unity is essential – EVERY gift is necessary – Accountability is required – God operates in ORDER, not confusion • Ephesians 4:4-16
  • WALK WORTHY OF THE CALL ©2012, Breath of Life International Church