Sunday School Notes: May 19, 2019

CALLED TO BE LOVED

Live Your Calling: What On Earth Am I Here For?

To understand your life purpose and understand your life calling you have to begin with God, because God created you. 

Only your Creator can tell you what your purpose is. 

Ephesians 1:4-6

“Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure.”

The reason you’re alive is that God made you to love you.

  1. The first purpose of my life is to be loved by God.

Because you were made to be the receptacle, a receiver, and a benefactor of God’s love.

Jude 1&2

“I, Jude, am a slave to Jesus Christ and brother to James, writing to those loved by God the Father, called and kept safe by Jesus Christ.”

  1. My first calling is this: I’m called to enjoy a relationship with God! 

I’m called to live in the love of God.  It’s a relationship.

God sent Christ so you could have a relationship, not a religion.

Romans 1:7

I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people.”

  1. The relationship that God created you for is to be His son or His daughter!

God wants a family to love and He wants you in it.

1 John 3

“What an incredible quality of love the Father has shown to us, that we should be named and called and counted the children of God!  And so we are!”

God will never love you any more than He does this second.  God will never love you any less than He does this second.

God’s love is not based on who you are or what you do.  It’s based on who He is.  And God is love.

Ephesians 3:17-19

“And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts, living within you as you trust in Him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love; and may you be able to feel and understand, as all God’s children should, how long, how wide, how deep, and how high His love really is; and to experience this love for yourselves, though it is so great that you will never see the end of it or fully know or understand it.”

The dimensions of God’s love.

  1. It’s wide enough to be everywhere

There is no place on this planet that God’s love isn’t.  There’s no place in the universe that God’s love ends.

  1. It’s long enough to last forever.

Human love often wears out, but God’s love never wears out.

God will never, never, never, never stop loving you.

  1. It’s deep enough to handle anything.

No matter what pain you’re going through, what problems you’re going through or what hurt you’re going through, God’s love is deeper still.

  1. It is high enough to overlook my sins.

Because of Jesus Christ, God is able to overlook my faults, my failures, my flubs, my sin, and my rebellion.  God offers forgiveness through the cross because of His love.

So next week we will continue this lesson and learn five things that will radically change in our lives if we would accept God’s first call, God’s first purpose of our lives.

The first purpose of my life is to be loved by God.

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