All In: Four Calls of God in Our Lives

This is Part 1 in the “All In” sermon series. CLICK HERE for all posts in this series.

What are we going to do with the moment God ha us in right now? Being ALL IN means personally responding to the four calls of God in our lives.

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."

Revelation 3:20

THE CALL TO BE SAVED

BEHOLD: a tenacious call to get someone’s attention.

Jesus connects with us long before we connect with Him.

I STAND AT THE DOOR: Our sin doesn’t keep Jesus away from us.

AND KNOCK: Jesus knocks through His word, His people, and our circumstances.

IF ANYONE HEARS MY VOICE AND OPENS THE DOOR: We must open the door and let Jesus in our lives.

I WILL COME IN TO HIM: Jesus is not knocking to get something from us, but to give something to us.

"Therefore, with your minds ready for action, be sober-minded and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance. But as the one who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy."

1 Peter 1:13-16

THE CALL TO BE HOLY

WITH YOUR MINDS READY FOR ACTION: Holiness is knowing what to run to in our lives.

BE SOBER-MINDED: Holiness is knowing what to run from in our lives.

SET YOUR HOPE COMPLETELY ON THE GRACE…OF JESUS CHRIST: Holiness is knowing why and who we place our hope in.

"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."

Ephesians 2:8-10

THE CALL TO BE OF SERVICE

HIS WORKMANSHIP: God has a a plan a purpose for each of our lives.

FOR GOOD WORKS: God uses us in the lives of others so they can meet Him.

"For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him. We are in this struggle together. You have seen my struggle in the past, and you know that I am still in the midst of it."

Philippians 1:29-30

PRIVILEGE OF SUFFERING: Suffering is to be expected in our lives; after all, Jesus suffered.

Suffering allows us to connect and minister to others.

WE ARE IN THIS STRUGGLE TOGETHER: Suffering reveals our need for community and draws us to others.