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GOD'S Will for Churchs

GOD’S Will for Every Local New Testament Church Version!

GOD will supply your every need:

“Don’t store up treasures here on earth where they can erode away or may be stolen. Store them in heaven where they will never lose their value and are safe from thieves. If your profits are in heaven, your heart will be there too. “If your eye is pure, there will be sunshine in your soul. But if your eye is clouded with evil thoughts and desires, you are in deep spiritual darkness. And oh, how deep that darkness can be! “You cannot serve two masters: GOD and money. For you will hate one and love the other, or else the other way around. “So my counsel is: Don’t worry about things—food, drink, and clothes. For you already have life and a body—and they are far more important than what to eat and wear. Look at the birds! They don’t worry about what to eat—they don’t need to sow or reap or store up food—for your HEAVENLY FATHER feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are. Will all your worries add a single moment to your life? “And why worry about your clothes? Look at the field lilies! They don’t worry about theirs. Yet King Solomon in all his glory was not clothed as beautifully as they. And if GOD cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won’t HE more surely care for you, O men of little faith? “So don’t worry at all about having enough food and clothing. Why be like the heathen? For they take pride in all these things and are deeply concerned about them. But your HEAVENLY FATHER already knows perfectly well that you need them, and HE will give them to you if you give HIM first place in your life and live as HE wants you to. “So don’t be anxious about tomorrow. GOD will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.” - [Matthew 6:19-34]

I will build MY Church:

“When JESUS came to Caesarea Philippi, HE asked HIS disciples, “Who are the people saying I am?” “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist; some, Elijah; some, Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.” Then HE asked them, “Who do you think I am?” Simon Peter answered, “THE CHRIST, THE MESSIAH, THE SON of THE LIVING GOD.” “GOD has blessed you, Simon, son of Jonah,” JESUS said, “for MY FATHER in heaven has personally revealed this to you—this is not from any human source. You are Peter, a stone; and upon this rock I will build MY church; and all the powers of hell shall not prevail against it.” - [Matthew 16:13-18]

You and I are part of the Kingdom of GOD. We are GOD’S creatures made for HIS Glory.

“Even every one that is called by MY name: for I have created him for MY glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.” - [Isaiah 43:7]

“For every beast of the forest is MINE, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are MINE.” - [Psalm 50:10 & 11]

JESUS came to this earth, lived a sinless life, healed the sick, made the lame to walk again, gave sight to the blind, made the deaf to hear and died on an old rugged cross for the sins of the world. HE didn’t hold any political office, was not voted as “Man of the Year”, did not command an army of soldiers, was not voted as “most likely to succeed”—but HE has influenced more people on this earth than anyone ever before HIM or who will come after HIM! You and I will one day stand before the TRIUNE GODHEAD and give an account of our lives while on this earth.

What does HE want us to do while we are here?

Some to be a husband, yes!

Some to be a wife, yes!

Some to be single, yes!

Some to have families, yes!

All to use their GOD given gifts and talents, yes!

Some are exempt from HIS plan, NO!

Did you catch the verse earlier? Where JESUS said, “I will build MY Church.” Yes, HE did say HE would build HIS Church, but HE uses you and me to do this. It’s Not GOD’S Will that everyone is a husband, a wife, bears children, etc., But it is GOD’S Will that we are part of HIS Plan while we are on this short journey called Life to Build HIS Church.

“If we full comprehend the brevity of life, our greatest desire would be to please GOD and serve one another.”

–Dr. James Dobson

What is HIS plan for you and me who make up HIS Church?

Three Key Focus Points:

1.Missional Engagement

“Therefore go and make disciples in all the nations, baptizing them into the name of THE FATHER and of THE SON and of THE HOLY SPIRIT.” - [Matthew 28:19]

“But THE HOLY SPIRIT will come upon you and give you power. Then you will tell everyone about ME in Jerusalem, in all Judea, in Samaria, and everywhere in the world.” - [Acts 1:8]

“Now they traveled through the cities of Amphipolis and Apollonia and came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. As was Paul’s custom, he went there to preach, and for three Sabbaths in a row he opened the Scriptures to the people, explaining the prophecies about the sufferings of THE MESSIAH and HIS coming back to life, and proving that JESUS is THE MESSIAH. Some who listened were persuaded and became converts—including a large number of godly Greek men and also many important women of the city. But the Jewish leaders were jealous and incited some worthless fellows from the streets to form a mob and start a riot. They attacked the home of Jason, planning to take Paul and Silas to the City Council for punishment. Not finding them there, they dragged out Jason and some of the other believers, and took them before the Council instead. “Paul and Silas have turned the rest of the world upside down, and now they are here disturbing our city,” they shouted, “and Jason has let them into his home. They are all guilty of treason, for they claim another king, JESUS, instead of Caesar.” The people of the city, as well as the judges, were concerned at these reports and let them go only after they had posted bail. That night the CHRISTIANS hurried Paul and Silas to Berea, and, as usual, they went to the synagogue to preach. But the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and gladly listened to the message. They searched the Scriptures day by day to check up on Paul and Silas’ statements to see if they were really so. As a result, many of them believed, including several prominent Greek women and many men also. But when the Jews in Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching in Berea, they went over and stirred up trouble. The believers acted at once, sending Paul on to the coast, while Silas and Timothy remained behind. Those accompanying Paul went on with him to Athens and then returned to Berea with a message for Silas and Timothy to hurry and join him. While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply troubled by all the idols he saw everywhere throughout the city. He went to the synagogue for discussions with the Jews and the devout Gentiles, and spoke daily in the public square to all who happened to be there. He also had an encounter with some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers. Their reaction, when he told them about JESUS and HIS resurrection, was, “He’s a dreamer,” or, “He’s pushing some foreign religion.” But they invited him to the forum at Mars Hill. “Come and tell us more about this new religion,” they said, “for you are saying some rather startling things and we want to hear more.” (I should explain that all the Athenians as well as the foreigners in Athens seemed to spend all their time discussing the latest new ideas!) So Paul, standing before them at the Mars Hill forum, addressed them as follows: “Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious, for as I was out walking I saw your many altars, and one of them had this inscription on it—‘To the Unknown GOD.’ You have been worshiping HIM without knowing who HE is, and now I wish to tell you about HIM. “HE made the world and everything in it, and since HE is LORD of Heaven and earth, HE doesn’t live in man-made temples; and human hands can’t minister to HIS needs—for HE has no needs! HE himself gives life and breath to everything, and satisfies every need there is. HE created all the people of the world from one man, Adam, and scattered the nations across the face of the earth. HE decided beforehand which should rise and fall, and when. HE determined their boundaries. “HIS purpose in all of this is that they should seek after GOD, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. For in HIM we live and move and are! As one of your own poets says it, ‘We are the sons of GOD.’ If this is true, we shouldn’t think of GOD as an idol made by men from gold or silver or chipped from stone. GOD tolerated man’s past ignorance about these things, but now he commands everyone to put away idols and worship only him. For HE has set a day for justly judging the world by the man HE has appointed, and has pointed HIM out by bringing HIM back to life again.” When they heard Paul speak of the resurrection of a person who had been dead, some laughed, but others said, “We want to hear more about this later.” That ended Paul’s discussion with them, but a few joined him and became believers. Among them was Dionysius, a member of the City Council, and a woman named Damaris, and others.” - [Acts 17]

2.Intentional Discipleship

“JESUS called out, “Come along with ME and I will show you how to fish for the souls of men!” - [Matthew 4:19]

“And then teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you; and be sure of this—that I am with you always, even to the end of the world.” - [Matthew 28:20]

“As JESUS and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem they came to a village where a woman named Martha welcomed them into her home. Her sister Mary sat on the floor, listening to JESUS as HE talked. But Martha was the jittery type and was worrying over the big dinner she was preparing. She came to JESUS and said, “Sir, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” But THE LORD said to her, “Martha, dear friend, you are so upset over all these details! There is really only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it—and I won’t take it away from her!” - [Luke 10:38-42]

“Stand silent! Know that I AM GOD! I will be honored by every nation in the world!” - [Psalm 46:10]

“This should be your ambition: to live a quiet life, minding your own business and doing your own work, just as we told you before.” - [1 Thessalonians 4:11]

3.Leadership Development

“CHRIST chose some of us to be apostles, prophets, missionaries, pastors, and teachers, so that HIS people would learn to serve and HIS body would grow strong.” - [Ephesians 4:11,12]

“For you must teach others those things you and many others have heard me speak about. Teach these great truths to trustworthy men who will, in turn, pass them on to others.” - [2 Timothy 2:2]

4.

This is our “Business” – this is what we are to be doing! This is Why we do What we do!

We are in the “Behavior Changing” Business!

10 Signs You Are Growing Spiritually!

1.You Surrender All.

2.You Desire to Know GOD Intimately.

3.You Understand GOD is Good Even When It Doesn’t Feel Good.

4.You Forgive Anyway.

5.You Accept Being Rejected.

6.You Extend Mercy and Grace to Others.

7.You Recognize The Need For The Leadership of THE HOLY SPIRIT.

8.You Refuse to Promote Sinfulness.

9.You Leave Your Past In The Past.

10.You Fight Like a CHRISTian!

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