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Summary: God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

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A New Beginning

The Rescue!

God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Genesis 1:1&2

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

for him.

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

bell.

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

for?

Colossians 1:10-14

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

sins.

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.


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