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Remember #9: Responding Correctly To Christ's Call

Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons. ‭

Mark‬ ‭3‬:‭13‬-‭15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Every AUTHENTIC believer, EVERY PRETEND believer,

and INFORMED unbelievers have been called.

And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ. I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

‭‭Romans‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬-‭7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.

‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬-‭15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Responding correctly to the call SECURES MY SALVATION.

Friend,’ he asked, ‘how is it that you are here without wedding clothes?’ But the man had no reply. Then the king said to his aides, ‘Bind his hands and feet and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ “For many are called, but few are chosen.” ‭

Matthew‬ ‭22‬:‭12‬-‭14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I know your deeds, that you are neither cold (invigorating, refreshing) nor hot (healing, therapeutic); I wish that you were cold or hot. Because you are lukewarm (spiritually useless), neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth [rejecting you with disgust] ... I counsel you to buy ... and white clothes [representing righteousness] to clothe yourself ... I stand at the door [of the church] and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him (restore him).... He who overcomes I will grant to him to sit beside Me on My throne...

Revelation 3:15-21 AMP


1. A relationship with a PERSON

”Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.“ ‭

Mark‬ ‭3‬:‭13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Jesus calls me to a relationship where HE IS SUPREME.

”You cannot be my disciple, unless you love me more than you love your father and mother, your wife and children, and your brothers and sisters. You cannot follow me unless you love me more than you love your own life.“ ‭

Luke‬ ‭14‬:‭26‬ ‭CEV‬‬

Jesus calls me to a relationship where I AM SURRENDERED.

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget about yourself. You must take up your cross and follow me.“

Matt ‭16‬:‭24‬ ‭CEV‬‬

2. A relationship with a PURPOSE

Then he chose twelve of them to be his apostles…

Mark 3:14 CEV

”To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours:“

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1‬:‭2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Jesus calls me to fulfill a COMMISSION not to form a CLIQUE.

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.“ ‭

Matthew‬ ‭28‬:‭18‬-‭20‬ ‭NIV‬‬

3. A relationship with a PROCESS

“…that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach.”

Mark 3:14b NIV

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.

2 Timothy‬ ‭2‬:‭2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Every day they spent time in the temple and in one home after another. They never stopped teaching and telling the good news that Jesus is the Messiah. ‭

Acts‬ ‭5‬:‭42‬ ‭CEV‬‬

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