The Messenger: Pastor Davis
Text: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Jesus marks the beginning of his divine assignment, his ministry, with his baptism by John the Baptist. (Matthew 3: 13-15)
What are the prerequisites for a divine assignment/mission/purpose:
- Be pure in heart and without sin: John the Baptist called people to repentance. He told them to turn away and be baptized – turn away from their sins to face a new direction. God has a plan, and He has miracles that he wants to do through you, but you have to be on the road to Sanctification/Holiness. God’s sanctifying grace shapes us more and more into the likeness of Christ. One cannot be in holiness and still be on the other side. The process of being holy is not easy, but it can be done.
- Be Spiritually Committed: Have a made-up mind to Follow and GO… and be obedient. Jesus was commit-ted even though he had moments of doubt and trepidation. But He finished his Divine Assignment – He finished his mission!
- Be Totally Submitted.: There are many who would rather be served than to serve. God is saying: “I am looking for someone who is willing to give themselves away to me.” If God calls you, God will equip you! God is just waiting on you to walk the road of Holiness, be Spiritually Committed and be Totally Submitted, and He will see you through to the com-pletion of your Divine Assignment/Your Mission
Pastor Davis is asking you to be committed to the mission and vision of our church in 2019. This is an exciting time to be a part of what God is doing! Do not be afraid of the task ahead. Though trials be great and the way seems hard, it is in the will of God. Say to your-self:
“I expect. . .the supernatural intervention of God! I expect a miracle!”