This is a tricky topic! We know that God’s sovereignty is absolute. Yet He does sometimes call us off the bench to work with Him in His bigger purposes. The first and best way to ensure you are being called to something important is prayer. There are also some biblical examples we can stand upon. Let’s look at them together. [For some related material on this subject, please read ‘What’s My Calling’ on our blog page.]
Here’s the listening guide for this series, there is no traditional homework for this one:
In Part One we open with the core scripture for this study, Esther 4:12-16. We love Esther’s final words in this exchange, ‘If I perish, I perish.’ As you open this study with us, pray that God will help us all accomplish that level of faith!
In Part Two Galatians chapter 5 gives us a good barometer for measuring our hearts and our actions. When we move through our faith walk, this is a great place to check in with God. Human responsibility includes being accountable for our actions.
In Part Three we look at 2 Corinthians 12:9, which says “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Paul reminds us that in our weakness we can still glorify God. Sometimes our human responsibility is to be humble in the light of God’s provision.
Finally, in Part Four we discuss the element of divine sovereignty and human responsibility in every salvation experience. If you pray with us at the end of this broadcast, please let us know here. We want to celebrate with you!