Pastor Aries’ Sermon 18, March, 2017

Matt 4:18-20
Lord Jesus gave them same calling but higher purpose.
Many know their calling. However, there must be higher purpose attached to it. Otherwise, the calling is only for self gratification.

Calling is always associated with passion.
Passion needs a purpose to put it into the right place to achieve maximum result.
Passion is not the same as feeling.
Passion without purpose is not sustainable.

No one loses passion.
However, we often misplace our passion on something else or somewhere else.

The tale of 2 dancers

Mark 6:16-28
Talent can bring to the place of influence but it is the purpose in us that will direct that influence.
Salome danced well. She gained influence.
However, her mom used her influence for evil purpose: the head of John the Baptist.
Calling must be accompanied with purpose.
Without purpose, someone else will use us for their selfish purpose.

Esther.
Esther was smart, beautiful and able to dance well.
She obtained influence through winning beauty pageant.
Esther 4:13-16
Mordechai told Esther her purpose: to deliver the Jews from the evil plot of Haman.
Esther 5:1-3, 7:1-6
Esther captivated the king’s attention. She requested her people to be rescued. This is her purpose.

We are called City Harvest.
We are to win souls around us.

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Posted March 22, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Aries Zulkarnain, Sermon

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