Summary: Seeking your calling from God!!
DO YOU HAVE A HOLD
ON YOUR CALLING??
Phillipians 3:8 - 12
Tonight the greatest thing that could happen
to us as Christians, is to be Heavenly Minded!!! AMEN
If we are gonna be heavenly minded we have to live every part of our lives with the goal of entering into heaven with the completed purpose that God has called us to do!!!!AMEN
Everyone here tonight has a calling on their lives!!! Even if you’re a sinner you have a calling....Romans Eleven says:
Gifts and callings are without repentance..
But the best thing that could happen to you if you’re a sinner is that you accept Jesus Christ as your Personal Savior!!!
The Bible says in 1st Corinthians
I am saved by the Gospel!!!!!
I am made Clean!!!
But listen to what,
Phillipians 3:17 says:
Brethren be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an example...
Here the Apostle Paul is telling the Phillipian Church that they are to
But since he is absent they should imitate them among them that live as he does!!!
This is what everyone should be doing
We should be trying to imitate Christ...
And be Heavenly Minded.....
Heavenly Minded is not waiting for heaven, but pressing on toward the goal of entering heaven....
And having finished what God has called
us to accomplish!!!AMEN
In verse twelve we see three things we’re supposed to be doing...we have not yet attained what our calling is..We have not yet reached perfection, and we are to press on
toward our calling!!!!!!!
I am called according to HIS Purpose!!
We have not yet attained, or literally, haven’t laid hold of the purpose of our calling....
When we enter into fellowship with Jesus Christ...its by surrendering our lives to Him...but still this don’t mean that we’re automatically accomplishing our mission..
1st Corinth 6:20 says:
For ye are bought with a price...
Therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s!!!!
As a new Christian you have not yet laid hold on our calling!!!
It takes much prayer and fasting and seeking God...to find out and fine tune just exactly what our calling is!!!!
Jesus is the door we have to open to begin our new life and our new journey toward Heaven...
But just walking through that door is
not all there is to the rest of the story!!!
In 2nd Corinth 11:23 says
Are they ministers of Christ??
I speak as a fool...I AM MORE!!!!
In labors more abundant, in stripes above measure...in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft!!!!
We’re so foolish to think that when we get our ticket to Heaven we have reached our goal...
we have to show ourselves faithful stewards
and seek out God’s purpose...and if I cant pass the test of basic stewardship, then I’ll never be able to find the path That God has called me to find!!!!
1st Peter 2:9 tells us
that We are part of a chosen generation...
A member of a royal priesthood
A citizen of a holy nation...
One of HIS own special people!!!!
I am the vine ye are the branches!!!
We are one with Jesus Christ!!!!
We are covered by His Blood!!!