Summary: God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
A New Beginning
God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth
was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the
Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
When Chaos is all around and you have no direction and can not see where
to go remember this story.
Two Horses ~ Author Unknown
Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it.
>From a distance, each looks like every other horse. But if you stop your
car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing.
Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind.
His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home
This alone is amazing.
If nearby and listening, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around
for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller
horse in the field.
Attached to her halter is a small bell. It lets her blind friend know
where she is, so he can follow her.
As you stand and watch these two friends, you’ll see how she is always
checking on him, and that he will listen for her bell and then slowly walk
to where she is, trusting that she will not lead him astray. When she
returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, she stops occasionally
and looks back, making sure her friend isn’t too far behind to hear the
Like the owner of these two horses, God does not throw us away just
because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He
watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we
are in need.
Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell
of those who God places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse,
helping others see. Good friends are like this You don’t always see them,
but you know they are always there.
Please listen for my bell and I’ll listen for yours.
Have you ever wondered what God has saved us from, beside the chaos of our
lives with out Him? Or what He really wants from us? Or what He rescued us
10And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord
and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing
in the knowledge of God, 11being strengthened with all power according to
his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and
joyfully 12giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in
the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. 13For he has
rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom
of the Son he loves, 14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of
1. What did God rescue us from?
A. God saves us from our sins.
1. God has saved us from our selves. Vs 12
2. Our actions, choices.
3. A life with out hope, joy, power, endurance, worth. Vs 10,11,13
B. God saved us from hell, dominion of darkness. Vs 12
1. A life with out God in it forever, eternity.
2. A life lost without direction or purpose.
3We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray
for you, 4because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the
love you have for all the saints-5the faith and love that spring from the
hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard
about in the word of truth, the gospel 6that has come to you. All over the
world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing
among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its
2. What did God rescue us for?
A. A Life of Faith Vs 4
B. A Life of Love Vs 5
C. A Life of Truth Vs 5
D. A Life of Hope VS 5
E. A life of Expectation of Heaven. Vs 5
F. A Life of Spiritual Growth, Vs 6
G. A life of action. VS 6
3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed
us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4For he
chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless