You remember when you became born again, No place matters, nothing else matters you just want to share the gospel that is burning in your life with others But somehow life happens, relationships happen, new lifestyle happens and you do not have desire to to share the gospel anymore. You have to continue Impact living regardless. You should remember Jesus coming into this world and dying for our sins, What an impact living Christ lived. It's time for the church the body of Christ to have an impact.
One of the ways to live Impact Living is to LOVE GOD, how do you love God? How do we experience love?, because God loved you first John 3:16, Romans 5:8 - But God demonstrates his own love for us in this While we were still sinners Christ died for us. you need to experience the embrace of a father. That means that when we come together like now in worship, each one of us will experience God. Sometimes it's difficult to see God in the world family. It's easier to see God in church because it's Jesus in you that greets the Jesus in me. We look the same in the spirit of dominant group.
The second one is to LOVE PEOPLE: We need to engage people, show people love and compassion. Let's celebrate Jesus by loving people, why is that? because the Bible says if we cannot love one another we will not be able to love the world. It's the unconditional love in this space that makes us bold enough to step on the water in the world because you know you are loved by someone in the church. You know when you are in need, you can go to church and speak to a brother or a sister, you can pick up the phone to say i'm going through a tough time would you pray with me? or can we have coffee or lunch.
To engage people is to make people feel the love that you had just fell from God the father. That's why the first principle is to love God and allow God to love you back, If you don't experience the love of God, you will never love people. It's difficult sometimes to reach out to people i know people disappoint you people lie in your face. It's okay they lied to Jesus as well but he forgave them. God wants us to love people, God wants you to spend time with people God what you to engage people. People need to see Jesus in the flesh and the way people see Jesus in the flesh is from the church, from me and you, brother and sisters that's what God wants from us.
The last one is LIVE YOUR PURPOSE, your purpose is connected to your passion and your personality. We don't live our purpose because we don't connect with our spiritual gifts. To live a live of purpose is to trust God, to be his vessel by allowing God to use you. That's how God works, he makes your purpose easy. Living a live of purpose starts from trusting Christ. John 15:5, Ephesians 2:6, Acts 17:28, 2 Corinthians 5:17 if you live from Jesus you can live for him.
This passage begins with a celebrated analogy from Christ: the vine and the branches. Jesus uses this metaphor to explain how our spiritual life, as born-again believers, is drawn from His life.
So your passion and your purpose and your personality and your powers and your spiritual gifts are connected family, so dont belittle your purpose. you need to trust that God does not make a mistake when he ask you to pray for someone, that means you have the keys too pray, to meet someone's need, to prophesy to someone, to have the word of knowledge, and word of wisdom, gift of miracles to happen, trust God family that he is able to use you as one of his vessels.
So how do you live your purpose? Follow Personality, follow the Power, Trust the gifts that God has placed inside of you. Living your purpose will show you what truly matters. living life of impact starts from living from the source, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the source Yes, John 15 and the value of the branches being connected to the vine. Can I ask you this? What does it mean to you to be to connected to the vine? Where is the vine seated? In heavenly places. Jesus is at the right hand of God the Father. Do you have all the authority of heaven? All the power of heaven living from the Saint of the cross, living in Jesus makes you powerful but living in the flesh makes you weak.
God says we should love one another. But we should give special attention to those who are in the family of believers. Family we need to take care of one another, that's our responsibility God demands from us. To LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE AND LIVE WITH PURPOSE in Impact living.