So, then, brothers and sisters, don’t let anyone move you off the foundation of your faith. Always excel in the work you do for the Lord. You know that the hard work…you do for the Lord is not pointless.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (NOG)
MY LIFE WILL BE PURPOSEFUL NOT POINTLESS IF…
1. I ________________________ _______ ________________
“My friends, I want you to remember the message I preached and that you believed and trusted. You will be saved by this message, if you hold firmly to it. But if you don't, your faith was all for nothing.” 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 (CEV)
2. I AM __________________ BY _____________ ________________
Today I am who I am because of God’s grace, and I have made sure that the grace He offered me has not been wasted. I have worked harder… than all the rest; but I realize it is not me—it is God’s grace with me that has made the difference. 1 Corinthians 15:10 (VOICE)
● My life will be a __________________ without the grace of God.
I'm like an aborted fetus who was given life… 1 Corinthians 15:8
● My life can be a ___________________with the grace of God.
I am the least of the apostles…1 Corinthians 15:9a (GWT)
From Paul, who was called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus… 1 Corinthians 1:1a (GNT)
4 COMMITMENTS TO KEEP ME ON POINT. I COMMIT TO…
1. ___________________________ WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR ME
▪ Jesus ________________ for me.
My friends, I want you to remember the message that I preached and that you believed and trusted… 3 I told you the most important part of the message exactly as it was told to me. That part is: Christ died for our sins, as the Scriptures say. 1 Corinthians 15:1, 3 (CEV)
▪ Jesus ___________________________ for me.
He was buried, and three days later he was raised to life…
1 Corinthians 15: 4 (CEV)
I pray that you will begin to understand how incredibly great his power is to help those who believe him. It is that same mighty power 20that raised Christ from the dead… Ephesians 1:19, 20 (LB)
2. ___________________ THE SALVATION GOD HAS OFFERED ME
For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God’s gift. Ephesians 2:8 (GWT)
3. _______________________ WITH PEOPLE WHO WILL HELP ME
Don’t fool yourselves. Bad friends will destroy you. 1 Corinthians 15:33 (CEV)
You are not the same as those who do not believe. So do not join yourselves to them. Good and bad do not belong together. Light and darkness cannot share together. 2 Corinthians 6:14 (ICB)
We sent our brother Timothy to give you strength and hope in your faith. He works together with us in God’s service to spread the good news about Christ. We sent him so that no one would be upset by times of testing. You know very well that we have to go through times of testing. 1 Thessalonians 3:2-3 (NIRV)
4. ___________________________ GOD’S CALLING FOR MY LIFE
I am the least worthy of all the apostles… 10(yet) I have worked harder than all the others… 1 Corinthians 15:9a, 10b (LB)
Here’s a word you can take to heart and depend on: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. I’m proof—Public Sinner Number One—of someone who could never have made it apart from sheer mercy. 16 And now he shows me off—evidence of his endless patience—to those who are right on the edge of trusting him forever. 1 Timothy 1:15, 16 (MP)
Therefore, if anyone is united with Christ the Anointed One, that person is a new creation. The old life is gone—and see—a new life has begun! 18 All of this is a gift from our Creator God, who has pursued us and brought us into a restored and healthy relationship with Him through the Anointed. And He has given us the same mission, the ministry of reconciliation, to bring others back to Him. 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 (VOICE)