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CLAIMING THE PROMISED

GREATNESS
– Phil. 3:14

Bible Reading : 1 Thess. 4:1-18

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Worship Service Message
on Sunday 15th Jan., 2017
by
Rev. Abayomi Oshin

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CLAIMING THE PROMISED GREATNESS

• " I press toward the goal for the prize of


the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
- Phil. 3:14 (NKJV)

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CLAIMING THE PROMISED GREATNESS
– Phil. 3:14
• Salutation and prophetic declarations
• Introduction of topic and text
• Preview of the outline
– Review of previous msg
– I press on toward the goal for the prize of the
upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
– The Call to be Holy
– The Call to be Fruitful
– The Call to Be Ready
The Call to be saved
• This is the call that God makes to all people
through the gospel. This is a call to believe in
Jesus, repent of sins, be baptized in order to
be forgiven or to receive the Holy Spirit and
the eternal life that the Spirit will raise us to
after we die.
• This call is expressed in a lot of different ways
in the Bible. The biblical terms 'be saved' or
'come follow me' or 'obey the gospel' or 'be
born again' all of these terms.
The Call to be Holy
• Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of
God, to present your bodies a living and holy
sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual
service of worship. And do not be conformed to
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this world, but be transformed by the renewing of


your mind, so that you may prove what the will of
God is, that which is good and acceptable and
perfect. - Romans 12:1-2
The Call to be Fruitful
• 1 "I am the true vine, and My Father is the
vinedresser. 2Every branch in Me that does
not bear fruit, He takes away; and every
branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it
may bear more fruit.
- John 15:1-2
• The call to be fruitful is the parallel call to find
one's reason for being in the Kingdom as
opposed to one's reason for being in the
world.
The Call to be Fruitful cont.
• 3 For through the grace given to me I say to
everyone among you not to think more highly
of himself than he ought to think; but to think
so as to have sound judgment, as God has
allotted to each a measure of faith.
- Romans 12:3
• For just as we have many members in one
body and all the members do not have the
same function so we who are many are one
body in Christ and individually members of
one another.
The Call to Be Ready
• The call to be ready defines a Christians expectations in this
life and this brings us back to Pauls claims in the book of
Philippians.
• Yes, I still live and breathe on this earth and experience life
in this physical world but the eyes of my heart and the
hope of my soul are firmly fixed on the upward calling that
I affirm each day in the way I live my life.
The Call to Be Ready cont.
• 8 But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved,
that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a
thousand years like one day. 9 The Lord is not slow about
His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward
you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to
repentance.
- II Peter 3:8-9