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Personally Involved

Personally Involved

By Ken Knott on 5/5/19 in our series “DNA

God never drafted you for you to idly sit on the sidelines. God created you with a purpose for a specific purpose! Somehow, we naturally know that we we’re not here just for ourselves. There is an innate sense built into us that we were created for something bigger! But how do you figure out what your purpose is so that you can begin to live it out? In the second week of our series DNA, Pastor Ken looks at what the Bible says about how you can discover and live out this purpose, and how living out the purpose God created not only helps you grow in your faith, but helps others along the way.

Message Notes

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story thought he was a Space Ranger but wasn’t.

  • He didn’t determine who he was, because he didn’t invent himself.
  • Once he discovered what he was made for, he was able to blossom into who he was made to be.

Truthfully, the idea that we get to invent ourselves is the very first lie that mankind believed, which led to all other sins.

 

There’s something God is TRYING to do in our lives – Eph 2:8-10

  • Our choice to obey/disobey takes us closer or pulls us from that.
  • If you decide ahead, the choice is a lot easier in the moment.

We are measured and held accountable by His Word. – Hebrews 4:12-13

  • Our #1 value, as a faith community, is Biblically Centered.
  • “We don’t adjust the Bible to fit our lives, we adjust our lives to fit the Bible.”
  • Why? He is the Creator, he designed me, I can trust Him. he knows best. So I’ve already decided.
  • Doesn’t mean I like everything it says. It means everything it says can be trusted to be right and best for me.

For some, this is the missing ingredient of your faith. The Bible tells you who you are, who God is, what you’re here for, and how to get the greatest return on investment from your life.

 

Where do we get the ability to begin living this way? Romans 6:1-6

 

APPLICATION:

  1. Accept what the Bible has to say about your sin and what God has done for you, in regards to your sin.
  2. Repent of your sin, call on Jesus for forgiveness and commit your life to Him.
  3. Put to death the old you, the life focused on self and selfishness
  4. Start doing what Jesus actually said to do and see if you don’t start to become who He actually created you to be.