Is God Getting A Busy Signal?
Sunday AM April 15, 2007
IS GOD GETTING A BUSY SIGNAL?
There are 7 things that God calls us to do.
1. The Call to Salvation
Turn to Romans 8:28-30 (page 1647)
We surrender everything to the Lord.
He molds us “to the image of His Son.”
He knew us before the foundation of the world.
2. The Call to Sanctification
Go to I Thessalonians 4:3-6 and 5:23-24 (page 1750 and 1753)
To repent means to leave our sinful life behind us.
Our Sanctification is God’s Will.
3. The Call to Service
Jesus says in John 15:16 “You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed
you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so
that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.”
4. The Call to Separation
Go to II Corinthians 6:14-18 (page 1697)
We are to separate our self from the ungodly.
We are the temple of the Living God.
We need to remember that when we look at TV,
when we listen to the radio, to gossip
when we talk.
5. The Call to Sonship
I John 3:1 says, “See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us that we would
be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world
does not know us, because it did not know Him.
We are now children of God.
The world will not understand us.
Our Father is in heaven.
6. The Call to Subjection
Turn to Romans 13:3-5 (page 1654)
We are to be in subjection to the authorities and laws of this land.
We may not agree with them, but it is God’s Will that we obey and to pray for them and those who enforce them.
7. The Call to Suffering
Jesus says in John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may
have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have
overcome the world.”
Acts 14:22 says, “strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”
Philippians 1:29 says, “For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.”
Turn to I Peter 2:21-24 (page 1815)
There are 7 things God has asked us to be.
Is He getting a “busy signal” when He calls you?
Do you think He is asking too much?
Do you think it is too hard to follow Jesus?
Do you think God wanted to sacrifice His Son?
Please stand and raise your hands to the Heaven. Repeat this prayer, from your heart.
Father I have sinned, please forgive me.
Come in to my heart and take control of my life.
Help me to live a Godly life.
Help me to take up my Cross daily.
To serve Jesus the way You desire me too.
I ask this in the Name of Jesus, Amen.