THE INTENTIONAL DISCIPLE
Giving Your Salvation Purpose
The Call to Purpose
Story of David (1 Samuel 16-17)
PURPOSE THE WORLD’S WAY
When the world says your life must have a purpose, it is trying to give your flesh purpose. That flesh will never deliver a life-giving purpose because we only have genuine life once we step into worshiping God in Spirit and truth.
A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect —life in its fullness until you overflow!
The Holy Spirit equips our frame (natural talents and abilities – flesh) with Spiritual Gifts for every good work.
Now may the God who brought us peace by raising from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ so that he would be the Great Shepherd of his flock; and by the power of the blood of the eternal covenant may he work perfection into every part of you giving you all that you need to fulfill your destiny. And may he express through you all that is excellent and pleasing to him through your life union with Jesus the Anointed One who is to receive all glory forever! Amen!
To fully exercise our Holy Spirit-inspired purpose, we need to surrender to the discipleship of Jesus completely.
Discipleship is the full acceptance of the promises of Jesus.
Your purpose is to live out the promises of Jesus under the direction of the Holy Spirit for the benefit of others.
The five truths of being an intentional disciple of Jesus.
I’m INVITED – to God’s family
I’m INSPIRED – by the Holy Spirit
I’m INVALUABLE – to the impact of the Kingdom
I’m INFLUENTIAL- in the Super Natural
I’m INVESTED – in others (found or lost)
Ever felt? Unwanted—Unworthy—Undeserving—Unwelcome?
The world motivates you to step into your purpose from a place of rejection and hurt, but Jesus asks you to do so from a place of acceptance.
Allowing Jesus to Disciple you toward your kingdom purpose means you have to be willing to surrender your weaknesses to him through the power of vulnerability.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
But he answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness.” So I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me. So I’m not defeated by my weakness, but delighted! For when I feel my weakness and endure mistreatment—when I’m surrounded with troubles on every side and face persecution because of my love for Christ—I am made yet stronger. For my weakness becomes a portal to God’s power.
When our flesh strives for purpose, We lie to cover over our hurt, we shrink to the back of the room, or we become the loudest at the party.
But you are invited to start living your salvation, not just acquiring it!
Jesus invites the people others reject. (He called the call girl – Luke 7)
We accept that invitation through our continual repentance.
The Holy Spirit is our divine source of inspiration, guiding us through life’s journey with His gifts.
You are inspired, not invisible!
1 Corinthians 12:4-7
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
Through His gifts, the Holy Spirit equips us to serve others, spreading love, wisdom, and grace, inspiring us to live a life that reflects His divine presence.
You are inspired the moment you accept the invitation!
You only become invaluable when you become teachable…
You only become INVALUABLE when you accept the INVITATION and submit to the Holy Spirit’s INSPIRATION.
One of the most important parts of the Gospel but the most difficult for many of us to accept.
1 Corinthians 12:22
In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary…
1 Corinthians 12:27
All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.
It’s not about your ability but your availability.
Your story matters
Your gift matters
Your words matter
Your voice matters
Your encouragement matters
Your generosity matters
Even your weaknesses matter
You are the salt of the earth… You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Influence is not about your platform. It’s about the people.
Influence is not always instant, and it is not always obvious.
Just because you don’t see the harvest doesn’t mean the seed didn’t take root!
Don’t have to have your life altogether to influence someone for Jesus.
Your weakness and hurt can become your passion and someone else’s inspiration.
You have no idea how much one conversation, one word of
encouragement, one expression of love might change someone’s life.
Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them and where thieves break in and steal.
Our God has created us to pour, not store!
Those who are invested in their purpose stop at nothing to see others invited to participate in the destiny-shaping journey of discipleship.
The unity of the saved debunks the accusations of the lost.
In our local church (define) we give, we serve, we go, we do!
I’m Invited – to God’s family
I’m inspired – by the Holy Spirit
I’m Invaluable – to the impact of the Kingdom
I’m Influential – in the Super Natural
I’m Invested – in others (found or lost)