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You Are Called To Be Sent

During this series we’ve looked at God’s five purposes for your life. You are not an accident. There are accidental parents but there are no accidental children. There are illegitimate parents but there are no illegitimate children. Your parents may not have planned you but God did. And he planned you even before the foundation of the world. Your life has value and your life has significance. You are not an accident. The Bible says that God created you for five purposes. For five reasons. For five assignments. The Bible calls them your callings in life. Your vocation in your life. I’m called to be loved, and to love God back is called—Worship. It's not only that God wants me to love him back, he also wanted me to belong and love his church—and that’s Fellowship. I’m called to become like Christ. Not to become God but to become godly—and that’s Discipleship. I am also called to serve and bless others—and the Bible calls that Ministry. And finally, I’m called to be sent. The Bible calls my life’s mission—Evangelism. This completes my five purposes in life.

59 minFEB 20
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You Are Called To Be Sent

You Are Called to Bless

You are God’s masterpiece and you were created carefully and uniquely to fulfill a role that only you can fulfill. You were shaped to serve God and you can only do that here on earth by serving others, using your Spiritual Gift(s) and the passion that God placed in your heart, combine that with the set of God-given abilities that your personality can express, and match them with the experiences that God allowed you to have in the past. You were planned for God’s pleasure. And in His family (the church), you will grow to become like Christ, and you will discover how your shape will fit for service. Christians are bi-vocational minister of Jesus. No matter what you do in life, you do it for two reasons. So whether you’re a truck driver or an attorney or a janitor or a hospice worker or a homemaker or a teacher or a deal maker or a stockbroker or an accountant or a farmer, it doesn’t matter what you are. If you are a Christian you are to do it for two reasons—to help others and to...

45 minFEB 10
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You Are Called to Bless

You Are Called to Become

You were created for God’s pleasure. You’re first calling in life is to be loved by God. Letting God love you is the bedrock of everything that happens in your life. Second is to belong to his family—the church, and thirdly, is to become like Jesus. You are not going to be god, but God does want you to be godly. In Romans 8:28-29 you are clearly chosen by God and he is calling you to live out your purpose. Your calling in life is your purpose in life. Your first three calling are actually blocks building on top of each other. You love the Lord your God—that’s Worship. You belong to his family (church), and that is Fellowship. And in his church you will be discipled to become like Christ. Your goal is to become the man or the woman that God wants you to be. The bible used the word race to describe your journey following Jesus. Your race is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. From the book of Hebrews you will find principles how to run your particular race to finish well in your mara...

45 minFEB 3
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You Are Called to Become

You are Called to Belong

God made you to be loved by Him. But God did not made you just to know and love Him, He also made you to know and love His family—the Church. The word for “church” in the Bible is the Greek word ecclesia. It comes from the word kaleo which means “called.” We’ve talked about five callings on your life. Ecclesia means you’re called out. So the word “church” literally means the group of people who are called by God. The called out. Ecclesia. Called by God. Christianity is based on God’s Word and God’s Word says the church is the called out. In other words church isn’t an event. It isn’t a program. It isn’t a building. If I asked most people, “What do you think church is?” They’d think of a building. Or they think it’s something you go to—“I’m going to church.” Church is not something you go to. Church is something you belong to. It is not an event and it’s not a location. Church is a relationship. We worship here, we have a place here. But the church is the peopl...

48 minJAN 28
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You are Called to Belong

Called to Be Loved

To understand your life purpose and understand your life calling you have to begin with God, because God created you. You can’t tell yourself what your purpose is. Only your Creator can tell you what your purpose is. Your purpose, your calling in life, actually begins in the nature of God.The Bible tells us that God is love.The only reason you’re able to love, the only reason you’re able to give and receive love is because God, who is a God of love, made you in his image.Ants can’t love. Snails can’t love. Cows can’t love. But human beings love because we're made in the image of God.The Bible says that everything in the universe was created so that God could love it. God mad you, and he made you to love you.The Bible says this in Ephesians 1:4-5 (NLT) “Long ago, even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus ...

48 minJAN 23
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Called to Be Loved

The Call is For You

One of the most beloved verses in the Bible is Romans 8:28. It’s a verse you’ve probably heard many times, maybe hundreds of times. It’s one of the great promises of the Bible. It says this: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him…” Usually we stop right there. We leave off the second half of the verse and we say what a great promise. “We know that in all things… Not just the good things in life, but even in the bad things, the ugly things, the terrible, the tragic things of life. In all things God works for the good of those who love him…” It doesn’t say they’re good. He can bring good out of even bad for those who love God. Usually we stop the verse right there. But the rest of the verse says this: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.. Circle “called” and circle “purpose” and draw a line between them, because calling and purpose go together. Do you ...

55 minJAN 14
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The Call is For You

Who Am I?

This is the time of the year when our hopes are high. We have the feeling of new beginnings and new opportunities coming right back up at our doorsteps. It’s like one of those video games that you played when you were younger, after messing up in the game, you’re anxious to get to another fresh start. 2019 could be different for all of us. To some, it must have been a great year, to some not really, and yet to some, kinda so so. Regardless of how your year treated you, a new year is always a new chance in itself. A chance to make it right, or a chance to make it better. Making new year’s resolutions somehow leads you to some goals and plans. And there’s nothing wrong with that! In fact it is biblical to set those goals, and to make those plan. Proverbs 21:5 ESV says, “5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” Planning leads you to abundance. While being hasty leads you to poverty. Hasty - done or made in a hurry. Ac...

40 minJAN 7
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Who Am I?

20/20 Vision

The incoming year is when God will make our vision clear. Visual acuity is usually measured with a Snellen chart. A Snellen chart is an eye chart that can be used to measure visual acuity. Snellen charts are named after the Dutch ophthalmologist Herman Snellen, who developed the chart in 1862. Snellen charts display letters of progressively smaller size. "Normal" vision is 20/20. This means that the test subject sees the same line of letters at 20 feet that person with normal vision sees at 20 feet. 20/20 is the minimum requirement to be a fighter pilot. I started wearing reading glasses when I entered politics, and that was around 2001. Since then, my ability to physically see things just keeps on deteriorating, until just recently, I got a new pair of reading glasses with higher prescription lenses. Physical sight diminishes with age (Genesis 27:1). It is God that gave us vision, both the physical act of seeing (Exodus 4:11) and the gift of spiritual insight (Acts 2:17). When I wa...

40 min2019 DEC 31
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20/20 Vision

The Path to Adoration

What is a Magi? First of all, Magi are not kings, they are royal advisers to the kings. We don’t know too much about them. The Bible did not mention their names, however, tradition game them the names Balthasar, Melchor and Casper (Gaspar). The Bible did not also mention how many Magi went to pay homage to baby Jesus. But again, eastern tradition set their number to twelve, while the western tradition said there were three. Probably they made use of the number of gifts as their basis. The Magi came from Parthia, Persia and Yemen, now known as Iran, Iraq and Yemen. The estimated distance they traveled was around 1,300 miles, and if they were riding camels, that would have taken them two to three weeks to get to Betlehem. It was not clear why did they have to go and see Jesus. Coming from different directions, we can conclude that they have their own reasons whey they followed the start. But one thing in common with all of them is that, they were all “seeking”. After they found the...

51 min2019 DEC 24
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The Path to Adoration

Spreading the Joy

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child (Luke 2:8-10,15-17). The role of the Shepherds is to “spread the word”, the word about the Joy that the Lord brings to this world when He first came in a very humble manner. Whenever we come to His season, you see the word “Joy” all over the place. But a lot of people don’t really understand w...

44 min2019 DEC 17
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Spreading the Joy

Latest Episodes

You Are Called To Be Sent

During this series we’ve looked at God’s five purposes for your life. You are not an accident. There are accidental parents but there are no accidental children. There are illegitimate parents but there are no illegitimate children. Your parents may not have planned you but God did. And he planned you even before the foundation of the world. Your life has value and your life has significance. You are not an accident. The Bible says that God created you for five purposes. For five reasons. For five assignments. The Bible calls them your callings in life. Your vocation in your life. I’m called to be loved, and to love God back is called—Worship. It's not only that God wants me to love him back, he also wanted me to belong and love his church—and that’s Fellowship. I’m called to become like Christ. Not to become God but to become godly—and that’s Discipleship. I am also called to serve and bless others—and the Bible calls that Ministry. And finally, I’m called to be sent. The Bible calls my life’s mission—Evangelism. This completes my five purposes in life.

59 minFEB 20
Comments
You Are Called To Be Sent

You Are Called to Bless

You are God’s masterpiece and you were created carefully and uniquely to fulfill a role that only you can fulfill. You were shaped to serve God and you can only do that here on earth by serving others, using your Spiritual Gift(s) and the passion that God placed in your heart, combine that with the set of God-given abilities that your personality can express, and match them with the experiences that God allowed you to have in the past. You were planned for God’s pleasure. And in His family (the church), you will grow to become like Christ, and you will discover how your shape will fit for service. Christians are bi-vocational minister of Jesus. No matter what you do in life, you do it for two reasons. So whether you’re a truck driver or an attorney or a janitor or a hospice worker or a homemaker or a teacher or a deal maker or a stockbroker or an accountant or a farmer, it doesn’t matter what you are. If you are a Christian you are to do it for two reasons—to help others and to...

45 minFEB 10
Comments
You Are Called to Bless

You Are Called to Become

You were created for God’s pleasure. You’re first calling in life is to be loved by God. Letting God love you is the bedrock of everything that happens in your life. Second is to belong to his family—the church, and thirdly, is to become like Jesus. You are not going to be god, but God does want you to be godly. In Romans 8:28-29 you are clearly chosen by God and he is calling you to live out your purpose. Your calling in life is your purpose in life. Your first three calling are actually blocks building on top of each other. You love the Lord your God—that’s Worship. You belong to his family (church), and that is Fellowship. And in his church you will be discipled to become like Christ. Your goal is to become the man or the woman that God wants you to be. The bible used the word race to describe your journey following Jesus. Your race is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. From the book of Hebrews you will find principles how to run your particular race to finish well in your mara...

45 minFEB 3
Comments
You Are Called to Become

You are Called to Belong

God made you to be loved by Him. But God did not made you just to know and love Him, He also made you to know and love His family—the Church. The word for “church” in the Bible is the Greek word ecclesia. It comes from the word kaleo which means “called.” We’ve talked about five callings on your life. Ecclesia means you’re called out. So the word “church” literally means the group of people who are called by God. The called out. Ecclesia. Called by God. Christianity is based on God’s Word and God’s Word says the church is the called out. In other words church isn’t an event. It isn’t a program. It isn’t a building. If I asked most people, “What do you think church is?” They’d think of a building. Or they think it’s something you go to—“I’m going to church.” Church is not something you go to. Church is something you belong to. It is not an event and it’s not a location. Church is a relationship. We worship here, we have a place here. But the church is the peopl...

48 minJAN 28
Comments
You are Called to Belong

Called to Be Loved

To understand your life purpose and understand your life calling you have to begin with God, because God created you. You can’t tell yourself what your purpose is. Only your Creator can tell you what your purpose is. Your purpose, your calling in life, actually begins in the nature of God.The Bible tells us that God is love.The only reason you’re able to love, the only reason you’re able to give and receive love is because God, who is a God of love, made you in his image.Ants can’t love. Snails can’t love. Cows can’t love. But human beings love because we're made in the image of God.The Bible says that everything in the universe was created so that God could love it. God mad you, and he made you to love you.The Bible says this in Ephesians 1:4-5 (NLT) “Long ago, even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus ...

48 minJAN 23
Comments
Called to Be Loved

The Call is For You

One of the most beloved verses in the Bible is Romans 8:28. It’s a verse you’ve probably heard many times, maybe hundreds of times. It’s one of the great promises of the Bible. It says this: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him…” Usually we stop right there. We leave off the second half of the verse and we say what a great promise. “We know that in all things… Not just the good things in life, but even in the bad things, the ugly things, the terrible, the tragic things of life. In all things God works for the good of those who love him…” It doesn’t say they’re good. He can bring good out of even bad for those who love God. Usually we stop the verse right there. But the rest of the verse says this: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.. Circle “called” and circle “purpose” and draw a line between them, because calling and purpose go together. Do you ...

55 minJAN 14
Comments
The Call is For You

Who Am I?

This is the time of the year when our hopes are high. We have the feeling of new beginnings and new opportunities coming right back up at our doorsteps. It’s like one of those video games that you played when you were younger, after messing up in the game, you’re anxious to get to another fresh start. 2019 could be different for all of us. To some, it must have been a great year, to some not really, and yet to some, kinda so so. Regardless of how your year treated you, a new year is always a new chance in itself. A chance to make it right, or a chance to make it better. Making new year’s resolutions somehow leads you to some goals and plans. And there’s nothing wrong with that! In fact it is biblical to set those goals, and to make those plan. Proverbs 21:5 ESV says, “5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” Planning leads you to abundance. While being hasty leads you to poverty. Hasty - done or made in a hurry. Ac...

40 minJAN 7
Comments
Who Am I?

20/20 Vision

The incoming year is when God will make our vision clear. Visual acuity is usually measured with a Snellen chart. A Snellen chart is an eye chart that can be used to measure visual acuity. Snellen charts are named after the Dutch ophthalmologist Herman Snellen, who developed the chart in 1862. Snellen charts display letters of progressively smaller size. "Normal" vision is 20/20. This means that the test subject sees the same line of letters at 20 feet that person with normal vision sees at 20 feet. 20/20 is the minimum requirement to be a fighter pilot. I started wearing reading glasses when I entered politics, and that was around 2001. Since then, my ability to physically see things just keeps on deteriorating, until just recently, I got a new pair of reading glasses with higher prescription lenses. Physical sight diminishes with age (Genesis 27:1). It is God that gave us vision, both the physical act of seeing (Exodus 4:11) and the gift of spiritual insight (Acts 2:17). When I wa...

40 min2019 DEC 31
Comments
20/20 Vision

The Path to Adoration

What is a Magi? First of all, Magi are not kings, they are royal advisers to the kings. We don’t know too much about them. The Bible did not mention their names, however, tradition game them the names Balthasar, Melchor and Casper (Gaspar). The Bible did not also mention how many Magi went to pay homage to baby Jesus. But again, eastern tradition set their number to twelve, while the western tradition said there were three. Probably they made use of the number of gifts as their basis. The Magi came from Parthia, Persia and Yemen, now known as Iran, Iraq and Yemen. The estimated distance they traveled was around 1,300 miles, and if they were riding camels, that would have taken them two to three weeks to get to Betlehem. It was not clear why did they have to go and see Jesus. Coming from different directions, we can conclude that they have their own reasons whey they followed the start. But one thing in common with all of them is that, they were all “seeking”. After they found the...

51 min2019 DEC 24
Comments
The Path to Adoration

Spreading the Joy

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child (Luke 2:8-10,15-17). The role of the Shepherds is to “spread the word”, the word about the Joy that the Lord brings to this world when He first came in a very humble manner. Whenever we come to His season, you see the word “Joy” all over the place. But a lot of people don’t really understand w...

44 min2019 DEC 17
Comments
Spreading the Joy
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