Realize Your Calling

Realize Your Calling
Worship
Acts 16:25-26, 29-31
25 Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening.
26 Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off!
 
29 The jailer called for lights and ran to the dungeon and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas.
30 Then he brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.”
Chains or Change?

Corporate Worship vs Lifestyle of Worship

Psalms 40:3
He has given me a new song to sing,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what he has done and be amazed.  They will put their trust in the Lord.

Can You See a Song?

Let Them See Your Heart

If Worship Changes Your Heart, the Word Keeps it

Word
Psalms 119:11
11 I have hidden your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.

More Word > Less Sin > Greater Witness
Be a Living Witness

I Peter 2:8-9
“He is the stone that makes people stumble,
the rock that makes them fall.”
They stumble because they do not obey God’s word, and so they meet the fate that was planned for them.
9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

Prove, Don’t Preach (v9 - show)

Love
Love Over Everything
I Corinthians 13:1-3,
1 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.
3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.
not tongues (v1)
not prophecy (v2)
not faith/miracles (v2)
not giving (v3)
not even martyrdom(v3)

Pay It Foward
Matthew 28:18-20
18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.
19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Mission - Connect
Core Value - Reaching

Be Great
Matthew 22:36-39
36 “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”
37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’
38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.‘