This month, Pastor Jeff encouraged the Calvary Temple Young Adult group to be sent of the Lord. As a Christian, often times we ask ourselves, what is my calling? What am I supposed to do for God? The answer often can be as simple as, be obedient to whatever God has told you to do through his Word and through those over you, and he will continue to reveal Himself to you. Take a look at some of the key points and scriptures from the meeting:
Am I so bold that all those around me hate me because of the gospel of Jesus?
And the Lord turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian; do not I send you?” (Judges 6:14 ESV)
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, (Titus 2:11-13 ESV)
Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. (Titus 2:14 ESV)
Pastor Jeff asked the group, what good works are you being zealous for? Here are some of the responses:
- Encourage those around you
- Share the gospel and use ministry opportunities to the fullest
- Share the gospel and being bold in the workplace
- Obedience to the voice of the Spirit
- Seek first the Kingdom, keep the eternal perspective in the forefront of your mind.
What about you? What are you striving toward in the Kingdom?
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:17-18 ESV)
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. (1 Peter 4:12-13 ESV)
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. (Romans 8:18 ESV)
Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice! [Ps. 37:4.] (Philippians 4:4 AMP)
You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. (James 5:8 ESV)
Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. (Matthew 24:44-46 ESV)
Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. (Matthew 10:39 ESV)
Pastor Jeff’s final encouragement to the group was to study God’s Word about the return of the Lord, the Rapture and the Second Coming.
If you have an eternal mindset, and are continually aware the the coming of the Lord could be at any time, you will go in boldness and share the gospel to the lost. I hope this encourages you to set out for the Kingdom.