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Summary: You didn’t chose God but you have been chosen by God.

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“Chosen”

John 15:16 says “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of theFather in my name, he may give it you.”

Þ The Misconception: We believe that it was us that chose God. We often say it was me that went to church, I heard the message, I got up when they made the alter call, I said the prayer, I got saved.

Þ The Real Deal: God said I gave you the desire to go to church that night, I let the preacher preach that message, I pricked you in your heart, I caused your legs to move, I caused you to pray, I gave you the Holy Ghost. “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you.”

? Is there any that God has not chosen ?

The answer to this question is summed up in John 3:16 “For God so Loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life”.

Þ Chosen: Selected, Preferred, Special Deuteronomy 7:6 says “For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.”

(Originally this was talking about the Children of Israel; but Thanks be to God in Romans 11:7 the Bible says “And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree.”)

Þ Chosen by God Himself: Jeremiah 1:5says “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

John 15:16 says “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of theFather in my name, he may give it you.”

Þ Chosen to: 1.) Be a witness Isa. 43:10 says “Ye are my witness, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.”

2.) He has chosen us to go and bring forth fruit. Go and Bring are verbs (words of action). Faithful

Contrary to popular belief God did not choose you to sit in a church, but to be a worker. There is a job to be done in his kingdom. The job is to bring forth fruit.

Fruit = produce, crop, out growth. The word produce means: to bring into being. We are to bring into being the world into being Christians. Growth means to increase, escalation. Crop means: harvest

3.) To be the vessels God uses to show the world who he is.

God has chosen us to show the world how they should live in godliness and righteousness.

4.) Be a minister. 1st Corinthians 4:1 says “Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.”

a. The word minister means: an under-rower. A under-rower was the slaves that sat in the belly of the ships and pulled the oars to carry the ship across the water.


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