Young Adult Books; Chapter 8; Embrace Purpose and Call

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Just like in the Young Adult Books, Will you embrace your call, that God has called you?

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The Daily Grind of life Is this all there is? How do I fit In? The Invitation; “You just can’t say no .” Discovering a spiritual world very few even know about. Discovering the Great War and realizing one is part of it. You are special and has a special call. Old friends begin to separate. Discover new friends who are special too. Embrace purpose & call. End of book one. Book Two: Conflict & Victory

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What About You?

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The Daily Grind of life [ Ecc 2:22 NIV] What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? [ Ecc 2:23 NIV] All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless.

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[ Ecc 12:13 ESV] The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. [ Ecc 12:14 ESV] For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

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The Invitation; “You just can’t say no .” [ Eph 1:3 ESV] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, [ Eph 1:4 ESV] even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love [ Eph 1:5 ESV] he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, WHY? [ Eph 1:6 ESV] to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

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Discovering a spiritual world very few even know about.   God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit is Real. [ Luk 3:21 ESV] Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, [ Luk 3:22 ESV] and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."

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Discovering the Great War and realizing one is part of it.   [ Eph 6:12 KJV] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].   [1Pe 2:9 ESV] But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. [1Pe 2:10 ESV] Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. [1Pe 2:11 ESV] Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. [1Pe 2:12 ESV] Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

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You are special and have a special call. [2Co 5:17 ESV] Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. [2Co 5:18 ESV] All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; [2Co 5:19 ESV] that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. [2Co 5:20 ESV] Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. [2Co 5:21 ESV] For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

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Old friends begin to separate. [1Pe 4:1 ESV] Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, [1Pe 4:2 ESV] so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. [1Pe 4:3 ESV] For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. [1Pe 4:4 ESV] With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; [1Pe 4:5 ESV] but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

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Discover new friends who are special too . [ Heb 10:24 ESV] And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works , [ Heb 10:25 ESV] not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near . Finding God’s People at the local Church; [Act 2:42 ESV] And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers . [Act 2:43 ESV] And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles . [Act 2:44 ESV] And all who believed were together and had all things in common.

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Embrace purpose & call.   What about you? Do you identify with the any of these chapters? What chapter are you in right now?   [ Jhn 6:43 ESV] Jesus answered them, "Do not grumble among yourselves. [ Jhn 6:44 ESV] No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. [ Jhn 6:45 ESV] It is written in the Prophets, 'And they will all be taught by God.' Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me-- [ Jhn 6:46 ESV] not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father. [ Jhn 6:47 ESV] Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.

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In God’s Universe, In God’s Solar System, On God’s Planet, In God’s Country, In the Body God gave you, . . what part your daily schedule is set aside for God’s Will?

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[ Jhn 3:16 ESV] "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life . [ Jhn 3:17 ESV] For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

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[ Deu 6:5 ESV] You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

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