Our destiny has to be tied to God’s destiny – Big part of that Destiny is to Glorify God. Are you ready to claim your God-given Destiny and Greatness? For a person to become a Christian and recognize the saving power of Jesus, it means there is a complete surrender, meaning, we surrender who we are....prideful, boastful, lustful, fool - we think we know everything!! He said, “Adversity, and Jesus Christ.”, French writer Alexis de Tocqueville, after visiting America in 1831, said “I sought for the greatness of the United States in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields, and boundless forests—and it was not there. Who is that fellow by the way? How Long is Too Long Before We Give Up Our Miracle? Dominion and greatness have been marred by sin–yet creation is waiting for greatness within God’s people to be revealed. Is true greatness … Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. Let me explain. IN THE PRESENCE OF TRUE GREATNESS. 30 Oct. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. DESTINED FOR GREATNESS. (Romans 8:1, NKJV; Romans 8:1, NCV)We have dominion over defeat! And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until … In a rather patronizing way, one tourist asked him, “Were any great men born in this village?” The old man replied, “Nope, only babies.”. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off! Moral reformation creates insecurity and hypocritical criticism of others in part because we’re attempting to win God’s favor through performance. But Paul shouted to him, “Stop! It’s become a well-established fact that Beyoncé is a higher being worthy of our worship, especially after her groundbreaking performance at Coachella earlier in April. William Carey, who is called the “Father of Modern Missions,” served the Lord in India for many years. The Lexham Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (Eleventh Edition). Anything from our previous way of life that will take away our hearts and minds from Jesus, will always be the first bait that the devil will cast. Share. It should be no longer what we want, the desires that should compels us should always be that of what Christ wants. Can it be determined by the car they drive, the size of the house they live is, or in the status that have achieved in life? God the Father, has Destined us for Greatness … Don’t kill yourself! Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. Posted on: July 14, 2002. He gradually became very concerned about the attitude of his son, Felix. Greatness comes from God. We wonder if and when the day … Recognize - that Jesus is the only who can save you, Evidence - that you are a follower of Jesus Christ, Constant - Submission to the power of Jesus. We say that we are Christians right? If you catch us during the week, you'll find all of our recent and past sermons … Now, dear brothers and sisters, regarding your question about the special abilities the Spirit gives us. 20 From the time the world was … A group of tourists visiting a picturesque village walked by an old man sitting beside a fence. I don’t want you to misunderstand this. During Sunday school, the teacher asked her class of first-graders if anyone could describe a Christian. 1 Samuel 18:5-16. As used in the Bible, to believe in God involves the element of trust, not mere acknowledgment of his existence. Destined For Greatness – 3 of 4. Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that … Now if God knows, if He’s the only one who can determine that, then we should surrender our lives to Him and live for Him alone! Though our future is already determined, secured, we still need to constantly submit our lives to God. Destined: to decree beforehand; to set apart for a special purpose. My old self has been crucified with Christ. The young man had promised to become a missionary, but he reneged on his vows when he was appointed ambassador to Burma by the Queen of England. Acts 22:14 And he said, The God of our forefathers has destined and appointed you to come progressively to know His will [to perceive, to recognize more strongly and clearly, and to become … Transformation happens from within and a change is visible outside. The gospel works from the inside-out. The jailer woke up to see the prison doors wide open. Yolanda Norton, who also teaches a course called “Beyoncé and the Hebrew Bible” at the San Francisco Theological Seminary. Reformed or reform means - bring about a change in (someone). I sought for it in her rich mines, her vast world commerce, her public school system, and in her institutions of higher learning— and it was not there. We are all here!”, The jailer called for lights and ran to the dungeon and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. 1ev•i•dence \ˈe-və-dən(t)s, -və-ˌden(t)s\ noun, b: something that furnishes proof: TESTIMONY specifically: something legally submitted to a tribunal to ascertain the truth of a matter. Mark Bible Study (The King's Cross) [Elaborate.... praying and singing hymns to God..you know that people get saved through spiritual songs, through prayer…right…even while sleeping too]. In reality, the same goes for any Christians, whether living in a persecuted country or not, as the scriptures says “…our life are in constant danger”. (You'd Better Hope Not!) In this particular passage there are valid points when studying it, but I want us to focus on the jailer.... Chains of every prisoners fell off - EVERY, about to kill himself with his own sword because he assumed all the prisoners escaped. He has degenerated into an ambassador of the British government when he should be serving the King of Kings. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. Until we learn to dig into the meat of the Word for ourselves, we will never grow. Constantly, daily submit our life to Christ, we will never understand that we are truly destined for greatness! Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Can't make a service? . Then he brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”, They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.”. Some of us here also knows Pastor Chris, same thing, he was in a hospital for some reason and while waiting for his turn, he saw another person, that needs help, he did the same thing, you know, he showed compassion and started praying for the person, guess what, he was also asked to stop what he was doing. (SD) - Sermon Videos. A Sweet Guest. Any man in Christ is destined for greatness. Do you agree that we can determine our destiny now by just simply trusting Jesus? Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. That’s why with all of this things going on let us not get caught up with it. (You'd Better Hope Not!)" Remember, we are always susceptible to any kind of scheme or trap the devil has put out there, we are still vulnerable. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it. 0. Are you hearing this, there is a Beyonce Worship going on!! He did not just acknowledge Jesus’ existence but he trusted Him. Watch us LIVE on Sunday mornings at 9:00AM and 11:00AM or Wednesday evenings at 7:00PM. This morning we are continuing with theme for this month - The Power to Change Lives and the title of my message today is Destined for Greatness. 12-21-14 SERMON: "Destined For Greatness? Yes our lives were changed by the power of the cross, our destiny is secured because we placed our trust in Him, but between now and His return, an EVIDENCE should be clearly seen in our lives. 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