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God calls Isaiah

Narrative Lectionary  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  10:38
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God has called people throughout history. God continues to call people today. Our calling as Christians is to be people of peace and hope. May times of conflict and fear not derail us from living the peace and hope God calls us to.

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God called particular individuals to do specific tasks at specific times

Isaiah 6:8 NRSV

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”

1 Samuel 3:10 NRSV

Now the LORD came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

Exodus 3:11 NRSV

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

God calls all people everywhere

Acts 17:30 NRSV

While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent,

Acts 2:39 NRSV

For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.”

What is your calling?

This is mine ...
Mark Carney
Angela Merkel
Obama
Trump?
Trump protestors

God calls Christians to live differently

1 Peter 2:9 NRSV

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Living in peace:

Colossians 3:15 NRSV

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.

Living in hope:

1 Peter 3:9 NRSV

Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing. It is for this that you were called—that you might inherit a blessing.

How does this help us to live simply?

Peace and hope are pretty simple
Hate and fear are complex
Live simply -- in peace and hope

What is God calling you to?

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