CALLED

Carey Higgins

 

1) THE CALL TO TRAVEL

Walk by Faith

Walk in Obedience

Walk with Focus

 

2) THE CALL TO BE TRANSFORMED

Spiritually – We are changed from death to life.

John 3:17,18 and 36  “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only son. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.”

 

Mentally – He renews our minds

Romans 12:2  “Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good pleasing and perfect will.”

 

Vision – He changes the way we see the world

John 3:3  “Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”

 

Hearing – In a world full of a lot of noise, Jesus calls his followers sheep who hear his voice.

John 10:3,4  “The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.”

 

Lifestyle – Following Jesus must impact the way we live our everyday lives.

Galatians 5:16-18  “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”

 

Relationally – One of the most amazing ways Jesus refers to us is as members of his body.

Ephesians 4:11-13  “So Christ gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists the pastors and teachers to equip people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”

 

Empowerment – Following Jesus isn’t hard, it’s impossible.

Acts 1:8  “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit come on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

 

3) CALLED TO A TASK