Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
As a Christian, did you know that you have a calling? Listen to these words in 2 Tim. 1:9, Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began. I want to observe four things about that calling:
First, it is a “holy calling” – that is, it is a call to holy living. Every believer has that calling – it is inescapable. Second, it is a Gracious Calling. It is not according to our works. We did nothing to deserve it. It is given us in Christ. Thirdly, it is a Purposeful calling – according to His own purpose he called you. That simply implies that God has a great eternal purpose for your life (oh, don’t miss it), and finally, It is an eternal calling, given us before the world began. In Romans 11 Paul says of that calling that “the gifts and callings of God are without repentance”. That means He never changes His mind.
So let me ask, Are you living in the center of the circle of the calling of God? – if not you can be.
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.