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The Calling of the Kingdom

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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June 25, 2021 8:00 am

The Calling of the Kingdom

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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June 25, 2021 8:00 am

Most people know they were put on earth for a reason, but many of them have no idea how to find out what that is. Join Dr. Tony Evans as he focuses on five biblical principles that can point you in the direction of your kingdom calling.

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Serve the purposes of people. The purpose of the possessions. The provisions of what Dr. Tony Evans is Christians following the Lord's kingdom agenda have a higher calling for the purposes of God. We've got the purpose of celebrating this is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the alternative today. Dr. Evans will explain that God not only wants us to live in eternal life but to live a life that's about eternity as he takes a look at the calling of the kingdom.

Let's join them when talking about the kingdom of God whole God's authority over God's realm through God's people based on God regulations his agenda is the comprehensive rule of God over every area of life, the heart of discovering life in the kingdom as you live your life on earth is living a life of purpose living a life of purpose remind me of the true story of Hank Aaron. When the Atlanta Braves will play a preseason game against the New York Yankees was catching the moment he set is turned the wrong way is riding on the back is bad. If you have the right and turned the wrong way you can break the battle reverberated against her hands and not get full contact with the ball, so he wanted to save the writing writing the picture.

The next ball that came down the pike will hang around rappers ran around like a minimum third intentional Blake began to go back to the dugout stop halfway to the dugout and look back and you will be better. Is that how you just thought you might want to know. I come here to read. See if you don't know why you hear voices will distract you from living out the reason why you and that's why verse 36 in this section we offer all the book of acts is writing about the glorious history of Jesus Christ and how it connects with King David says in this one verse, verse 36 and David happy serve the purposes of God for his generation, fell asleep and underwent the K3 things in this verse that if you grab him.

Better yet, you let them grab you everything changes because the emptiness of life no longer controls. The first thing that we told David serve the purposes of God going for me was a poet. He was a singer. He was a writer he was paying.

But what is in the New Testament it says the thing that exemplifies David the purposes of God. In other words, that was a divine connection to what he did.

You are called as a Christian on the kingdom of God to serve this purpose. That is to glory person answers program you want to serve the purposes of God means God has a purpose for you. Now most Christians today serve the purposes of people. The purpose of the possessions.

The purpose of the little piety and hobbling around serving the purposes of God. God is there he was in the vicinity not serving its purpose. Most people come the church asking God to serve them, bless me do this for me. Do this for me. I need you to do this for me.

I want you to do this for me, it's me, it's me, it's me, it's me, and they hardly get around to is you. Some of you have team even your kitchen TV in the kitchen is probably a small screen TV. Not a big screen TV become the TV in the kitchen and the line for you to glance at what you do on the thing by me, when you cook washing dishes when you set the table glance up to do this. Glance up and did you do that in the room but is not mailed really for you to focus on his mail for you to glance that in the midst of all the activities we really want to focus on a movie or game you generally go to Dan because in the gym is where the big screen TV.

Most people today have God in the kitchen in the vicinity. While they do other things so they'll do a little bit of this and plans of God a little bit at Atlanta God to go to church and plan for God. They will keep God in the vicinity.

While they do everything God must be in the den with the focuses and the reason why many people do not realize that purpose is because God in the kitchen. One of the ways you know you have been found purpose that you live a life of discouragement, depression, anxiety and worry if that is how you roll purposes. As you can overcome a lot if you got a reason to live goes on the say that he impacted his generation. David serve the purposes of God. Verse 36 says in his own generation. When you have divine purpose he will impact people he impacted his generation of people. The generation of people. It speaks of the use of a group of people on generation impacted people for God lately because if you involved in some way of impacting people not to bind up David serve the purposes of God in his generation raises the question that how do you find your purpose calling located some people's purpose is tied to the occupation number was what God wants me to do. They get paid to do as a way of living. But some people's purpose is tied to the occupation the occupation simply allows them to support the purpose of Paul's purpose was brief with occupation with the technical use making to fuel this calling personal your purpose will always involve your passion will always be five balls that were always me if I don't do it.

Jesus said the sale of this house has consumed me.

Jeremiah showed up in my bone passion that's burned whatever God wants you to do for you people give you burn. Secondly, your gifting your gifting. The Bible says in verse 20 of 12. Every believer has been gifted to serve God's purposes in advance God's kingdom. He accepted Jesus Christ as your personal scenario question.

That means God has endowed you with a divine capacity with which the survey he has endowed you with a divine capacity to be used for why because he has a purpose for you. If you are a Christian you have a gift you have a capacity inevitability that God is giving you that he wants to use third your passion your ability. Here it is very important. Your experiences you've gone through three things in your life. The good the bad and ugly. Both everybody and he is going through all three good the bad and ugly and God wants to use them for your purpose. First of all he wants to use the good things that have happened to you the positive experiences that you have gone through the positive things that have come your way.

Maybe you've had the unique opportunity for certain kind of training that has uniquely benefited you. Maybe you have the opportunity to be raised in a unique kind of family that was so positive that you have a stability that has benefited you. Maybe you will bad certain situations in your life that have just been good things that happened to you. Let me tell you about Paul before was converted. He was a Jewish scholar he had risen to the height of fallacy is a and the gonna be become part of the Sanhedrin leaders memorize the first problems in the Old Testament, the Pentateuch here started on the feet of Gamaliel, one of the leading rabbis of the day he was a brilliant thinker and many got saved God. He took his brilliance and write 13 books and you will be Moscow buddy use the good stuff and stuff it into his kingdom, so that God could use it to advance the good things God uses the bad things the bad things of the things you've done wrong. The failures mistakes since get me wrong… Was the failure of the government endorsed the sins endorsed the evil he didn't do that.

But when you come around even able to use it. In fact, the people in the Bible who God views someone jacked up line most of the messed up coming as a murderer. It took them 40 years to deal with this thing before God to use them again in any significant way. But when God got a hold of them. He led Israel out of Egypt and overran Pharaoh. Sarah was she laughing God's face when God said you will get pregnant at 90 got that when you have the more I name and Isaac which means the last word I got in Hebrews chapter 11.

Only when she got did God reverse the situation and use her to become a mother of a nation.

Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with more about how all our experiences are built into God's purpose for our lives right now though, as the urban alternative celebrates 40 years of ministry is here to share a memory with us and I remember preaching on the street corners. When I was in college I go to the bus stops people waiting for buses. I will stand out in front of them like it or not, and I would preach the gospel to them and ask anybody want to accept Christ right there on the street corner. You know I look back at that and say to that.yes, I did not do it every Saturday go out with some of my classmates and… Hit the corner so I remember that God is laying the groundwork even in college and giving me a boldness to proclaim his words which has never left me.

Dr. Evans, and our entire staff continue to be committed to that calling but your ongoing faithfulness and generosity are what makes it possible so as a way of saying thanks for your contribution right now would like to send you all six full-length messages in his current teaching series. The kingdom life. It'll help you understand more about God's plan for his kingdom, and the part he created for each one of us to play on it. You'll discover how to connect with the power you need to do it in the blessings you receive when you do. Along with it will include a copy of Tony's booklet the grace of God. It explains how the Lord reached out to us long before we thought of reaching back to him and how this unbelievable gift is the ultimate answer for those who feel like they just never quite measure up this special double resource offer is only available for a few more days. So don't wait any longer to request your copy. You can do that or by calling our resource request line at 1-800-800-3222 team members are standing by day and night to help you again 1-800-800-3222. I repeat that information after part two of today's lesson.

Let's rejoin Tony also ugly ugly bad things are happening that were not your fault.

Somebody else you were abused as a child. Perhaps it was a racial issue that with you were treated unfairly.

That's ugly. Perhaps you were fired and you weren't the one that was wrong with the other person in the truth didn't come out ugly default was bad for you. God not only can use the good to show you purposely to mentally use the bad.

You can use the unfair stuff. Stuff that wasn't your fault but you got the repercussions Joseph continue about ugly sold slavery by jealous brothers.

He was accused of rape when he didn't do it was forgotten in jail for 13 years. He got ugly all along the 13 years you know what the Bible says that the Lord was with Joseph.

But the Lord was with Joseph. Joseph was what you have to understand everything that happens to you has the past God's fingers first.

Even the ugly when confronting him and now second in command in Egypt execution what they did to him, and many incident meant for evil.

Genesis 50 but God meant it for good God allow this to happen because he had something else in mind.

So many displaying guys what God to sell me in slavery be accused of rape may be forgotten in prison and then he explained in Genesis 15 to bring me to this place. He wanted me to be an agent told me in Egypt to this place and then he says why to save the lives of many live in. This position is in fact you get to live. In other words, the impact people, impact people.

The next thing that your personality is your passion, your gifting your experiences as a personnel soul by souls different unique fingerprint that identifies you different. God doesn't cancel out are to use you take too long. Apart from sin to finally have the opportunity.

That's when God connects the mixed masses and opened up the door for you to use.

You have been yourself available to be used does not waste his time with people who don't want to serve the purposes of God, who only want to serve their own purposes is not going to show you where he wants you to go with you.

Not available to go.

You stop while you do the little that you can open us wait for the big stop and watch him get you and your movement. David serve the purposes of God. He impact his generation and then he closes with the statement he fell asleep, trying to be morbid, but I do want to be honest you go flawlessly. Okay, how much you work out how well you meet how organic you are you going to die. The Bible says is appointed unto man once to die, and after that the judgment you are not in the land of the living.

On the way to the land of the dying here in the land of the dying. On the way to the land gets up one third.

This will begin the march to the grave. You just need a few years the common good on your way then you will get the reminder Wayne on wrinkles, gray hair slower movement you know more.meditate, it will become doubly clear so the psalmist says in Psalm 92 just the number of days is not to waste time to live a life without purpose is that will teach us to number our days when I was growing up. I love the play monopoly monopoly with the game because I was the only time in the hood. I got to own property when I play monopoly only time I got on property is when I play monopoly when we sat down as a family play monopoly between the do like once a week soon as they opened the box. My eyes went to Park Place and Boardwalk right side of the board because those were the two most expensive properties on the board and got those two properties.

I was now real estate barracuda and I show no mercy and I'm now live and launch a put up the greenhouses means the rent goes up, so you better skip a pass go click another $200 that I don't belong. I was a means son of a then I would do some redistricting. I would make a commercial property not to train the greenhouses from original tail member property value shot up just in stance when I was play monopoly.

Nothing was real game and one again when the game this is some serious negotiating them into right, but then they came that moment when the game is over and put dice back. I put houses back. I put the hotel back. I put the man back to put it back got reminded the same that was real. I was planning in the game ended and I had to be reminded is not real and then came that ultimate defining moment when they close came over cable one day me and you will be right up.

In the box, closed the box game and when the game is over, it really won't matter as far as you're concerned, what you left behind when the game is over. The only thing that matters what you 40 life been so absorbed just for you.

That was nothing total about your life is about how close you got money, but there's nothing for God to look you in the anything now you could use this all about timing thing away about a cold stuff in the last when the fire touches it, because it had no eternal value you and serve the purposes of God generation, it was all about my kingdom was not a priority. If you're not 100% sure that your life is in eternal life if you don't know what it means to have a one-on-one relationship with Jesus.

Stay with us because Dr. Evans will come back in a moment to explain how that can happen for you for so don't forget to take advantage of that special offer.

I told you about earlier.

It includes full-length CD or downloadable versions of all six messages in Tony's current kingdom life series along with this popular booklet the grace of God, they're both available as our gift when you make a contribution in support of the alternative. It's our way of showing appreciation for the continued support of listeners just like you make this program possible. Get all the details and make the arrangements at Tony Avenue and start or before time runs out in just a few days.

Again that's Tony up and start or a or you can call our 24 hour resource request line at 1-800-800-3222 let one of our team members help you.

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Ultimately everything we have traces back to God is the source, but on Monday Dr. Evans will go further to explain that everything from our possessions to our pocket change was given to us for a purpose.

I hope will be with us for that right now though he's back with a special opportunity for you.

If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior you have that opportunity right now, don't put it off. He died on the cross for you rose from the dead for you but you must personally receive him into your life for the forgiveness of your sins and to be given the gift of eternal life, which he gladly gives away anyone comes to him for so why don't you now. Right now, bow your head before the living God, and simply telling this Lord Jesus, son, and I know I need a Savior and I choose you to be my Savior because I believe he died on the cross for me. You rose from the dead. For me, so I receive you now for my forgiveness for the gift of eternal life. You just ask God to save you by believing in his son Jesus sins are forgiven you just been granted gift of eternal life. Welcome to the alternative with Dr. Tony Avenue celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions listeners like you

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