Series: The Gospel Story
Prophets and Kings: "God Calls Us"
December 03, 2017 | Todd Cyphers
Prophets and Kings: God Calls Us
1. God’s plan for us precedes our birth.
2. God foreknew us.
Amos 3:2 - “You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth…”
Romans 8:29 - “For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son…”
1 Peter 1:20 - “He (Jesus) was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you.”
3. God set us apart.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you… You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”
4. God appointed us.
5. God formed us in the womb.
Psalm 51:5 - “… in sin my mother conceived me.”
Psalm 139:14 - “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”
6. God gives value to all human life.
2 Corinthians 5:16 - “…we recognize no one according to the flesh…”
7. God’s presence empowers our daily living. (Jeremiah 1:6-10)
Three obstacles to enjoying His presence:
2 Corinthians 3:4-6 - “Such is the confidence that we have through Christ…Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God …sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant…”
Mark 5:36 - “Jesus overheard their conversation and said… ‘Do not be afraid; just believe.’”
1 Corinthians 13:11 - “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.”
Jeremiah 15:16 - “Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O LORD, God of hosts.”
Reviewing this Past Sunday with Family and Friends
Prophets and Kings: “God Calls Us” (Jeremiah 1:4-10)
1. How often do you think about the fact that God has a plan and purpose for your life?
2. Read Jeremiah 1:6-8. Jeremiah’s focus, like Moses’, was on himself, but God redirected Jeremiah’s focus to Himself. Why is this important daily?
4. What kinds of obstacles do you see in your way to be a messenger of the gospel in your daily life? How good are you at starting conversations and explaining the Gospel?
5. Jeremiah faced inadequacy, insecurity and immaturity. What does God say we are to know to overcome these. (Joshua 1:9, Psalm 119:73, Colossians 2:9-10, 1 Peter 1:3-4, 2:9-12, 2 Corinthians 12:9, John 16:24, Acts 1:8, Philippians 4:13, and Matthew 28:18-20).