(Exodus 6:6-7 NIV) I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.
(John 10:10 NIV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
√ An INVASIVE PAST. (Psalms 38:4 NIV) My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. (Psalms 38:6 NIV) I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.
√ Culture REDEFINNING. (Galatians 1:10 NIV) Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God?√ The LONE RANGER perspective. (Ecclesiastes 4:8 NIV) There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
(2 Chronicles 7:14 NLT) Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
1. You are CALLED. (2 Timothy 1:9 NIV) He has saved us and called us to a holy life–not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace.
2. Your calling stands on the HIGHEST CAUSE. (Acts 20:24 NLT) But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus–the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.
3. Focus changes from ME to WE. (Ecclesiastes 4:9 NIV) Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
(John 15:11 NLT) I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!