Your Calling

Ro 1:6 among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ

THE GENERAL CALL:

See Matthew 22: 1-14 (Concluding with verse 14- For many are called, but few are chosen.

1 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again in parables, saying,
2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king, who gave a wedding feast for his son.
3 “And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come.
4 “Again he sent out other slaves saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited, “Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are [all] butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast.”‘
5 “But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business,
6 and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them.
7 “But the king was enraged and sent his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and set their city on fire.
8 “Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
9 ‘Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find [there,] invite to the wedding feast.’
10 “And those slaves went out into the streets, and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests.
11 “But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw there a man not dressed in wedding clothes,
12 and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?’ And he was speechless.
13 “Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
14 “For many are called, but few [are] chosen.”

(Contrast with Ac 13:48- And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.)

THE SPECIFIC CALL:

Mt 9:13 But go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Mr 2:17 When Jesus heard [it], he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Lu 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Ac 2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call.

1Co 1:24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

Jude 1:1 Jude, a bond-servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those who are the called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ:

Re 17:14 “These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him [are the] called and chosen and faithful.”

1Co 7:17 Only, as the Lord has assigned to each one, as God has called each, in this manner let him walk. And thus I direct in all the churches.

Joh 10:3 “To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.

Ro 9:11 for though [the twins] were not yet born, and had not done anything good or bad, in order that God’s purpose according to [His] choice might stand, not because of works, but because of Him who calls.

Ro 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

THE SPECIFIC CALL IS:

A HEAVENLY CALL – Heb 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling
A HOLY CALL – 2Ti 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called [us] with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.
A HUMBLE CALL
1Co 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

A HOPEFUL (CERTAIN) CALL
Eph. 1:18-19 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.

Eph 4:4 [There is] one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling.

A HELD (unchanging) CALL
Ro 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

1Th 5:23-24 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

A HIGH CALL (Our ONLY goal)
Php 3:14 I press toward the mark (goal) for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

THE CALL IS FOR FELLOWSHIP
1Co 1:9 God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Col 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.

THE CALL IS BY GRACE
Ga 1:6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel.

Ga 1:15 But when He who had set me apart, [even] from my mother’s womb, and called me through His grace

THE CALL IS WITH PURPOSE
2Ti 1:9 who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity.

Ro 1:7 to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called [as] saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Eph 4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called

1Th 4:7 For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification.

2Th 2:14 And it was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Ti 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Heb 9:15 And for this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, in order that since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were [committed] under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

Jas 2:7 Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called?

1Pe 1:15 but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all [your] behavior.

1Pe 2:9 But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR [God’s] OWN POSSESSION, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

2Pe 1:3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.

1Th 2:12 so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

THE CALL WITH PURPOSE WILL ALSO INCLUDE SUFFERING

1Pe 2:20-21 For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer [for it] you patiently endure it, this [finds] favor with God. For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,

1Pe 3:9 not returning evil for evil, or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.

1Pe 5:10 And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen [and] establish you.

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