Praise the Lord that we are the young men in God’s plan that will turn this age to be a useful vessel for His Body, the church!
1. Man being the center of God’s Plan
-He made man to fulfill His plan.
-And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of heaven and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. (Gen. 1:26)
-In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…and the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us…(John 1:1-14)
2. God calling the Young People to turn the age
-God used young people in both Old and New Testament even in the church history.
3. Reason why God calls the Young People
-God calls young people because they are Empty, Open, Fresh, New, Living, and Young.
-Truly I say to you, Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child shall by no means enter into it.(Luke 18:17)
-For even as the body is one and has many members, yet all the members of the body, being many, are one body, so also is the Christ. (1 Cor. 12:12)
4. God’s Eternal Plan
-And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. (Matt. 16:18)
-And He Himself gave some as apostles and some as prophets and some as evangelists and some as shepherds and teachers, For the perfecting of the saints unto the work of the ministry, unto the building up of the Body of Christ, Until we all arrive at the oneness of the faith and of the full knowledge of the Son of God, at a full-grown man, at the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. (Eph. 4:11-13)
5. How to be part of God’s Plan
-To be part of God’s plan is to Believe and Receive the Lord and to be Baptize.
-BELIEVE in the Lord Jesus and BE A MEMBER of the Body of Christ.(Acts 16:31, Acts 2:21, 1 Cor. 12:13)
-Because we are members of His Body. This mystery is great, but I speak with regard to Christ and the church. (Eph. 5:30-32)
-And He subjected all things under His feet and gave Him to be Head over all things to the church, Which is His Body, the fullness of the One who fills all in all.(Eph. 1:22-23)
-BE IN THE PROPER PRACTICAL EXPRESSION of the Body of Christ, that is to be in the church in your locality.(Acts 14:23, Titus 1:5, Acts 8:1, Rev. 1:11)
-Be organically connected in the Body.(Eph. 4:15-16)
-No hierarchy nor position.
As young as we are, We should always be connected to the Body, Exercising our mingled spirit to function in the church!
Thank you, Valerie!