The message last Sunday at the church I attend is that God wants each of us to use our individual strengths and to blend these strengths together into one unit. The message was titled “With All of Me”.
What was established as the church by early Christians has impacted the world in so many ways. Consider all the schools and hospitals that churches have established. Think of how churches are involved when there is a disaster. Pastor Steve brought the message with some great points in bold print below. In blue print below each point are some notes and thoughts written after listening or reflecting on the message.
It is important to determine what your passion is and go all in when serving in a ministry.
Rehearse What You Believe
The Bible says in Hebrews 10:32 to remember the early days when you first learned about Christ. We need to remember those days along our path when we have felt God’s presence.
Remember What God has Done
Some things in life we know would not have happened if God was not present. David tells us in 1 Chronicles 16:12 to remember the miracles of God, His wonders, and His decisions. When we see amazing things happen, mark that moment in your mind so you will be able to share with others.
Live with Grace
Paul tells us in Colossians 3:13 that we must make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive the person who offends us. Remember, the Lord has forgiven each of us so we should forgive others.
Live in Relationship
Our church started giving out wrist bracelets several years ago with “God is Big Enough” inscribed on them. Here’s a link: God is Big Enough. As we go throughout our day, seeing this on our wrist reminds us that God is with us to take on difficulty or keep our frustrations in check.
When we know God is with us, we gain courage to take on challenges that make a difference in the world.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. When you cross rivers, you will not drown. When you walk through fire, you will not be burned, nor will the flames hurt you. This is because I, the Lord, am your God.” – Isaiah 43:2-3
Most of us would not even attempt some challenges if we didn’t think God was with us.
Be Sure of God
Paul wrote in Philippians 1:6, “And I am sure that God, Who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again.”
Moses did God’s good work and led people to the Promised Land. Although King David had some faults, he did God’s good work in his life as a great warrior, musician, poet, and writer of many of psalms.
Jesus fulfilled His purpose on the cross and because of Him, those who believe In Him are never the same. All of us can find our passion and do good works for His glory if we work together and accept God’s help.
This was the last message in the sermon series “With God”. The Lenten sermon series, “The Way” begins On March 9th. If you are not able to attend your local church service (traveling, health condition, weather, etc), I invite you to this link of the podcast where you can listen or watch each sermon message.
Have a wonderful weekend!