Accepting The Assignment of My IDENTITY

by Shawn Bain


Scripture: Rom 12:3-5 Aug 29, 2023

We must not think too highly of ourselves but rather assess ourselves soberly according to the measure of faith God has given us. Our identity and assignment as Christians comes from God's grace and mercy, not our own abilities. We should humbly accept and diligently apply God's assignments for us, serving others rather than seeking personal glory.


Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. It's a wonderful opportunity that our God has given us by His grace to be here tonight. Thank you for coming to be with us and to praise and honor our God together. Let his word speak to us and definitely find ourselves doing exactly what it was that Reagan mentioned that is taking what we learned and understand and to use it in a life for his sake and not ours.

It has been a blessed day, and I know you appreciate the opportunity. God's given you to live another day and pray that each day as it goes by, you realize how closer we are in getting to heaven to be with him forever. I hope you understand the value of that. I would like for us to think about Romans chapter 12 and notice things that are found in verse three, verse five through verse five.

Where he says, I saved through the grace that was given to me, to every man that is among you not to think of himself more highly than you ought to think. But so to think as, to think soberly according as God has dealt to each man in measure of faith, for even as we have many members in one body and all the members have not the same office, so we who are many.

One body in Christ and several members one of another, and again, as I'd mentioned before, I'm reading from the American standard version of that passage.

I was looking before we started the worship service this evening to find the little young boy or a young girl to ask him one question. And I could have asked that among some of the middle school and high school students, but I was looking for somebody that was under the age of middle school to ask them, what can you do?

And I've asked that question to some young children before and there's, there's multitudes of things that they can do. And the, the most interesting thing about that, when you ask them what is it that they can do, they not only will tell you that, They'll say, I'll, I'll show it to you. Let me show you what I can do.

And then they proceed into whatever it is that they say they can do. And there's a lot of people that can do a lot of things. And if I were to go around the room, I could ask you that question, what is it that you can do? And I'm not talking about what work you do. I'm just saying, what is it that you can do that may or may not be what somebody else can do?

And some people can say, well, I. I can pull this out of that, or I can do a card trick, or I can run, or I can jump, or I can balance three tennis balls in the palm my hand, or whatever it may. There's all kinds of things that people could do. One of the most interesting things about that is that there are times when you don't even have to ask that question, and there will be people.

Who would freely and willingly tell you what they can do, and they'll give the list of all the things that they can do, and they will describe it in great detail as to what they can do. And you didn't want all that information. You didn't ask for all that, but you got it whether you asked for it or not.

Now, was that a delightful conversation or was that a very disgusting moment of which you heard all these bits of information from this person? Listen, listening to what is stated in Romans chapter 12 and verse three through verse five, this moment of which Paul moves from verse one and two, as we've talked about the last couple of days.

To understanding very clearly, as we talked about last night, proving what is a good, acceptable, perfect will of God. Then he moves into something of which is a great understanding, knowing that you're, we are transformed in our life. Here we are as people who know and understand and hopefully are willing to accept responsibility, accept the identity of who we are.

The assignment given to those of us that are Christians.

There are times where people that become Christians, one of the first questions they ask is, what is it that I can do in the kingdom? And they would like to get their pen or pencil out and start writing down a list of all the things that they can do. They may ask that question to the teacher that's taught them the gospel.

It could be the preacher. It could be the elders. It could be Deacon, it could be a Bible class teacher. But they just wanna know, give me a list of all the things that I, I should be doing. And they, they write all this down. Some of those things are part of the assignment, but before the assignment is ever given by God to us, are we ready for the assignment?

Whatever the assignment may be. I hope we don't take the mentality like Jonah did when he's given this commission to go to the city of Nineveh, to preach to people that are wicked and he goes the opposite way. I hope we're ready to receive the gospel, not just at the moment of which we're to say, but also it's in, in its entirety and everything that pertains to life and godliness.

It's not just at the moment of which we find ourselves baptizing the body of Christ. That's all. Which some folks in the religious world seem to think. That's about the extent of it. Just accept the Lord, but it goes beyond that. And would we be willing to accept the invitation? Jesus says, come to me, Matthew Chapter Lamb, verse 28.

But at the end of the book of Luke, chapter nine is Jesus talks about. Those that are his disciples, they're beginning to be people who make excuses to immediately come and follow him wherever it would be that he'd want them to go. And we talked about some the other night that were ready, ready, and willing.

Some of 'em hesitated and gave excuses, but a lot of this has to do with this in the book of Romans, chapter 12, verse three, and has a lot to do with how you think. How do you think about yourself as well as about this assignment? One of the things that you now I must understand is that this is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God that's giving you this assignment that we talked about last night, and as a result of that, this is not something that you are giving this assignment because of your willpower.

In other words, there's a street quality that you've got that other people do not have. And as a result of that, God knows that God sees that and says, okay, I'm gonna give this to him. I'm gonna give this to her because I've, they've got the zeal that they got the enthusiasm, they've got the fervor, they've got the knowledge, they've got the background, they've been there, they've done that, or whatever it may be.

And it says, okay, I'm gonna give this this assignment. And it's not one of these things that you say, I know I need to be better at. I know I'm gonna have to do this. I know I'm gonna have to stop doing that. I know this is what I'm going to need to do. And a lot of those things might be true about that.

Yet when you look at the book of Ephesians chapter two, when you see what is stated when to what's mentioned in verse 10, he talked about how it is that for by grace have you been safe through faith and that not of yourself is the gift of God. And then he goes on and says, For we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God a for prepared that we should walk in them, God A for prepared that we should walk in them.

There's an assignment that's gonna be given to you even in the case of Ephesians chapter four, where we are to put off the old man and put on the new, he says in verse 24, put on the new man that after God has been created and righteous in the holiness of truth. Yes, you may need to be better at this.

You may need to start doing, and you may need to know, and you may need to, whatever you want to use to complete the sentence, but let us be the ones who understand this is coming from the good and acceptable and perfect will of God,

and that has a lot to do with how you think about scripture. How do you think about scripture and what the assignment is that God reveals to you? We should be definitely according to what is stated in Romans chapter 12, approaching this in verse two, with the renewed mind, a renewed mind that we wanna do this.

We are after the motive in our hearts to do everything that God asked of us to do in his will. And that almost goes without saying, but sometimes I think we understand, could understand a little bit better of this. When you go back to Romans chapter one, I'm trying to pull all of these. Bits and pieces out of the book of Romans as it relates to this passage in Romans 12.

Get us to understand who are these group of people that he's talking to in this case that helps us understand why would he say what he says in verse three of Romans 12, through the grace of God given to me, to every man that is among you not to think of himself more highly than they ought to think.

Some of which may have come as a result of the way the Gentiles thought about themself. And or about God in the book of Romans chapter one, verse 23, they changed the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible. Man,

how could you give an assignment from God to somebody like that? Because they're gonna reject it immediately. Verse 25. For they exchange the truth of God for a lie and worship their serve the creature rather than the creator. Verse 26 for this. Cause God gave them up in the bile passions for the women.

Change the natural use in that which is against nature. It would be very difficult to give an assignment to somebody that thinks they are God and does what they want to do. You can't give a Godly assignment to somebody that thinks that way, therefore, to say what he says here. Understand our thinking makes a big difference as to the next step that we take.

And he even mentioned how in this text that we are the people that should not think of in sub more highly than we ought to think. So at this moment in time, in the book of Romans chapter 12 verse three, he is addressing a matter that in many cases we all have to deal with our pride, our pride. It can go of one of two ways.

It can go to the direction of where I can do anything you ask me to do because I've got the skill, the experience, ability to the other side that says I don't have anything that I could do. I don't know. I know of nothing I could do. I don't know if I've got the skills to do anything to almost as if to say, acquire a sense of self pity for themselves.

Then he says here not to think of him. Several. Well, highly than, you don't have to think He's, he's def definitely approaching this hyper thinking that some people would have. So the thinking has a lot to do with the assignment that's given. Trying to remove the pride is definitely a valuable point. And that was approached here in the book of Romans.

Because as Romans chapter eight, as we talked about last night, we find ourselves back, I should say back on Sunday night about finding ourselves renewed in the mind that we do not conform to the world, but we're transformed by the renewing our mind. So Romans eight verse seven is a very key point where he says, the mind of the flesh is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the law of God.

Neither indeed can it be.

They that are in the flesh cannot please God. It's always gonna be about you. The English standard version uses this verse and says, it does not submit to God's law. Indeed, it cannot. Chapter 11 brings out the very same thing as he mentions this at verse 18. He says, glory not over the branches, but if thou glorious, it is not, is it Not that thou bears the fruit, but the fruit thee.

Same chapter, verse 20. Well, by their unbelief, they were broken off. And now stand us by thy faith. Be not minded, but fear again, chapter 11, verse 25. For I bravely would not have brethren, would not have you ignorant of this mystery list, e, be wise in your own conceits that a hardening heart has befallen Israel under the fullness of the Gentiles become.

And then here in chapter 12, you see something that's stated in verse 16. Be of the same mind one to another. Set your mind on things on not on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly be not wise in your own conceits. And we'll talk a little bit more about that on Thursday night. So he's trying to get the pride out of either the Jew or the Gentile, whatever it may be.

To become united in the same thinking, same mindset of the renewed mind. That verse one talks about beginning, excuse me, in verse two, that he talks about. And when the mind is renewed and no longer setting itself in conformity to the world, then it has the ability to listen very carefully

with great understanding. Whatever it is that God assigns. Now we get to understand a little bit more about God's standard of the identity assessment that goes on here in this text. The assessment. The assessment is to think by the measure of which God has supplied. So to think as to think soberly according as God has dealt to each man a measure of faith.

That's a very interesting point to say Faith has a lot to do with this assignment.

We know Romans 10 17, earlier in the book, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

And maybe we just thought that was just for the person that did needed to be a believer that was not. But here he talks about how it is that this is something of which God has dealt to each man and measure of faith. What is it that you believe about this assignment that God's given to you? And one of the first and foremost things is that you look away from you and you look to the image that you're trying to duplicate, and that's Jesus Christ.

You look away from what you do and what you think about yourself, and you live by faith. To be like Christ. Ephesians chapter four 13 talked about, same thing Paul talked about in one Corinthians chapter in verse one, the imitators of me, even as I awesome of Christ, it is trying to measure up not to your capability, but it's to the faith of which God's given to you.

Believe what he says as an assignment for yourself, man or woman, but as a child of God.

So let me just let you think about something, just a moment. Go with me to James chapter one. This, this is just an example. So here we are. We're, we're seeing that we are to be the believers of faith. We are to be the people who live in this faith. And where we get this faith comes from scripture. So looking, looking at this mirror, like James one says, we look into this mirror and what do we see?

You will see according to verse 25, but he looks into the perfect law, the law or liberty, and so continues being not a hero that forgets, but a doer that works. Now you now you will see that as the assignment is given to us by God, we see in this mirror, and we believe it because God said it. Now we know we need to be working.

Therefore, what is there that you need to work on? What assignment do you have? Well, watch verse 26. If any man thinks himself to be religious while he bridles, not his tongue, but deceives his heart, this man's religion is vain. You remember when we talked about last, that last night about proving what is a good and acceptable and perfect will of God?

One of the assignments among many of the assignments that all of us have is to watch what you say. Be careful. Use self-control with your speech. Do not let this idea of being a Christian and transform just to be a veneer, just to be a facade, just to be something that people are impressed with seeing in you.

Because if you don't bridle your tongue, you deceive your heart and your religion is va. So that's just one assignment among many. Therefore, see this, let faith measure who you are. Believe in what God says. Put the value and the significance. And the esteem. Esteem, and the honor and the primary spiritual godly trait.

See this assignment, it's yours. Now, there may be a lot of other people. That need to deal with their tongues and work on their mouth, yes, but don't accept yourself to say, I don't think I'll be able to do this.

But let's go a little bit further and understand this. Faith is what's eliminating the most. It keeps this way outta the picture here in Romans chapter 12 in verse three. We don't find ourselves doing this, but the problem is, the tendency is, is we find ourselves assessing ourself based upon ourself about, based upon what it is that we believe we can do.

As I alluded to, in other instances, the book of Romans chapter two talks to the Jews about their faith in Abraham, excuse me, about the Jews. I guess you'd say glory in the law, boasting in the law, and yet not really fulfilling the things in their life that says they are people of God and it caused the Gentiles the blessing, the name of God, verse 25.

One of the most interesting segments of scripture that you'll see is Matthew Chapter 23, where Jesus is approaching these people who are assessing themselves by themselves. Even though they would talk about scripture, even though it says in verse three, all things, therefore whatsoever they be you. These do and observe, but do not after their works, for they say and do not.

Even in verse 13, problem existed wo do you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites spoke. Charles, you shut the kingdom of heaven against men, but you enter non in yourselves. Neither suffer E them that are entering to enter in.

When it comes down to the faith that we have to accept, accept this assignment that God gives to us, and look very carefully at this assignment, do not be so high minded to think it's just gonna be something on the outside that's really, really significant. It's already been tried. It's already been done, and there's less honor given to Jesus because people fail to meet God's expectations.

It's all about them. And if God assigns me to train my children, then if the children turn out to be what God asked of them to be, is it gonna be because of my knowledge and ability that they got there? Or is it gonna be by this assignment that God's given to me and I fulfilled as he asked me to do it?

I mean, if, if, if God's giving me this assignment to study the scripture, As he says in second Peter chapter three, verse 18, so I can grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. If he's given this me this assignment, then I turn out to have more knowledge. Am I gonna say it's because of my intellectual ability to recall that I've got this ability to do this?

Is that what's gonna be so significant? I mean if, if my life turns out to be exactly what he asking me to be pure.

Am I gonna say it's all because I admitted myself to a 30 day program that just focused on being pure, and as a result, I came out this way.

I mean, do we, do we believe in what God asked of us to be? Then let all the results be to his glory, or is the outcome something that we boast about and glory in to say it's all because I did it the way he wanted me to do it. It absent itself from humility Totally. To say I'm the one that did all this.

But let me, let me, let's go one more step further here. To talk about this I idea of the standard of assessment. It's not that we assess ourself by ourself and we say, okay, this is the way the church exists because of what I've put into it. And if it wasn't for me, it wouldn't live. It wouldn't exist. Talk about all the rest of the people.

Talk about all the different proportions. Among the members that he mentions in verse four, the book of Romans chapter 12, what about them? You're leaving them out as if to say it's all about you. When the assignment's not just to you, there's a lot of other people that this assignment's given to verse four for even as we have many members in one body and all the members have not the same office.

That's a whole lot like the book of one Corinthians chapter 12 in verse 14 of verse 18.

There is a, there's an event. I'm gonna, I'm gonna go to one Corinthians chapter 12, just a minute. There's an event I was studying about this afternoon that just came to my mind. I was, I was looking at this, and it was the day in the book of Acts, chapter eight, when Simon's Soer was converted. Simon's sorcerer was converted in verse nine through verse 13, after Philip came and he did all these miracles, and then it really provoked some action on the part of Simon to be baptized up there in verse 13 of this chapter,

when apostles from Jerusalem came down. Peter and John laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit for it was not yet fallen for it as yet it was fallen upon none of them, only that they had been baptized in the name of the Lord. Verse 16, then laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.

Now, if it's all about Simon, I get the Menick verse. Now when Simon saw that through the laying on the apostles hands, the Holy Spirit was given the offer them money. If it's all about Simon, if it's all about him assessing his value to the kingdom based upon what it could do before that he deceived everybody else with, why not give it to him?

Why not give him this ability? Why not let him have this power to spread it everywhere? He's already done it. He's already deceive people with a false power. Why not give him the true power?

Because he assesses himself and he doesn't live by faith in the hands of the apostles laying on the spirit to these people and let it lay where it lays and rejoice in that, and wishing he just had himself. Why can't he not be thankful that everybody there has the Holy Spirit too?

Rather than just trying to get it all to himself and promote it in the body of Christ?

Now, I don't have all the answers as to why they didn't. God did not let him have this power. Other than to say, purchase, try to purchase it with money, but in relationship to what we're talking about this evening and how it is that we assess ourself by ourself and we sometimes absent ourself from the proportions, different proportions of the members, sometimes I think that illustrated to me how it is that that Holy Spirit needs to be spread among everybody.

Everybody needs to experience the Holy Spirit.

One Corinthians chapter 12, when you see this passage, how it is that it states in verse 14 that we have this one spirit and having this one spirit, there's so much value to the fact that this one spirit is for the whole body. It says in verse 14, the body is not one member, but many. Yet there are people that talk about, I'm not like everybody else.

Since they're not the hand, since they are not the foot, since they're not the ear, then there's probably not of any value that they could give to the body of Christ. Nothing whatsoever would make a difference, but you'll notice the verse 18 now, has God set the members, each one of them in the body, even as it pleased him the way God assigned this.

Believe this, by faith, God set this order and the identity of the transformed person in Jesus. It's not set out to judge what everybody else does. It listens to the assignments. Therefore, they soberly make judgements to think according to God standard of assessment and assignment, and follow that pattern and submit with a transform humble mind, exactly what God asked of them to do.

Because humility is finding ourself in the position where we find sometimes we are tempted to think if we are not like everybody else. Sometimes we wish we were somebody else. Maybe if we were just in a better place, it would be so much better, just like that person. And if I was,

then I would be a contributor. I would be of more value to God

if I didn't have children at my house, I could do the same thing they did. And if I was had a lot more and more, a lot more money, then I could do exactly what they do. If I had a bigger this and a bigger that and more this and more that just like they do, then I would be able to do more. And if my voice was like that, then I could do this.

And if my ability was like this, then I can do that. Just the same thing they do.

But isn't that really

what God's looking for outta you? You outta me? To yield to the temptation that if I was just like somebody else, it would be much better rather than just humbling myself to say, take on what God has assigned me to be and do. You look quickly at that list of verse six through verse eight, teaching, prophesying, giving, leading, all those things, and you think I've gotta find myself in one of those areas, I might be able to find myself on all that.

If I just gave myself a true understanding of this assignment that God asked of me to be.

It would do us all good. If we just accept the assignment, accept the assignment that God has given to us, and humbly accept this assignment. Because if, if, if we approach this with self-sufficiency, if we approach this with self-determination, I mean if, if we come to this passage with this, this really a plus personality, We've got all the skills and we go and we go and we go and we're so a centered personality.

I'm, you come to this passage, folks, you're gonna get a brain fry. You're gonna see the humility of not you being conscious of your achievements, but your conscious of God's grace delivering to you a measure of assignment, not because of your G P A, not because of your iq, not because you got the ability to.

To put out a good resume, but because he sees your worth, because he's called you, you sacrificed yourself, you renewed your mind, you transformed it, and you're not conformed to the world anymore,

and you become to be the greatest in the kingdom because you serve. Serve. Didn't say give all the list of the serving places, but it said be the servant.

Sometimes maybe, I guess we think that God would do his greatest work to, to unite the church if everybody did the very same thing.

Rather than fulfilling all these portions, these proper proportions of which he has says, these differences are the differences that I want. Because number one, it creates dependence upon me for their ability. Number two, it creates an interdependent situation that everybody needs, everybody else. And the other thing is it really present the whole theme of servanthood.

You have to love God's wisdom in all the parables, especially the one that relates to this topic here. Matthew chapter 25, verse 14 to verse 30. The parable of the the of the talent man. And when he gives out these talents, different ones to different people, according to what the passage said to their several ability,

and two of them double it. One of 'em hides his.

So, so what's the two men doubling theirs for personal assessment? They've got the skills they want to show off to the Lord. They wanna make sure that he is gonna really praise them and glorify them. Or is it that they do it for the Lord's sake, for his household and to his honor and not to the greatness of their own talent?

Because who gave the talent anyway? The Lord did,

and one of the most interesting things when you go a little bit further than that parable is a statement that is made in verse 28, after the judgment is delivered to the one talent man, because he hid his, or I should say, hit it and dug it on the earth, he is asked to bring it up and take it to the 10 talent person.

Sometimes we leave that off.

So God needs that ability to continue to exist. Not we just, not that. We just keep it hidden under the earth. Take it and give it to somebody else that will glorify his kingdom.

Accept the responsibility. That's what we're looking for in the kingdom. According to Romans chapter 12 verse three, only our assignments are given to us by the head. Now, I know elders may ask you to do this and want you to do this. I know that's that's done, but the really, the assignment is given to you before they ever ask of you to do anything.

I don't know of any set of elders that would not love. To give an assignment, quote unquote, to somebody that has not already received the assignment for God to live by faith by what he's given to them, the body, the church is gonna need every member to function, every member from the back to the front, to this side, to that side, and in between everywhere.

And we have to be the people that will understand. God's Grace provides us to be in, do

when? When Timothy was approached by Paul about vessels in the house. This is, this is what he said in the book of one Timothy two Timothy chapter two, verse 1221. Rather, if a man purge, therefore himself from these, he shall be a vessel and the honor sanctified meat for the masters used. Prepare for every good work.

In the scripture, according to two Timothy 3 16 17, prepares us for every good work. It it gives us everything that we need to be complete and holy. Besides this gift, this ability, this opportunity, this assignment given to you by God for his glory in the kingdom chapter four of Ephesians says in verse 6, 7 16.

Who move all the bodily fitly framed and knit together through that which every joint supplies according to the working due measure of each several part makes the increase of the body under the building up of itself and love edification it brings to everybody else is a wonderful thing. It's a wonderful thing.

To give you an example of that, How it is that you, you don't, you don't focus on your emptiness, but you, you focus on God's fullness to provide you what ability you have in the kingdom. There's a man, a brother in Christ by the name of John, and there's a sister in Christ by the name of Gail. Both of 'em are 35 years old.

John, he is a chemical engineer, works for a chemical company firm in the city. Makes very good money, very wealthy individual. He has two children. He is married. Very great marriage. Wonderful example. He's a deacon in the church. Gail, she is 35, but she was born with a mental deficiency that doesn't provide for her.

The ability to walk without a walker and without braces on her legs from her knees down both legs. She's very slow in learning. She's an individual that is a Christian, just like John. She lives in government housing with government assistance.

And they both go to the same church. John as a deacon and as well educated as he is, and wealthy as he is, could very well be one who could enlighten himself and assess himself based upon either Gail's. Character and situation and ability or everybody else and believe he is definitely one of the most valuable assets to the kingdom where he is.

Gail, on the other side, with all her deficiencies, her inability here very well because she's almost completely deaf, speaks very broken in all of her English, doesn't make complete sentences. Sees member of the family of God and she could look at herself as a complete failure and absent herself from any participation in anything except maybe worship of service at best.

John is a deacon that serves Gail in that church. Gail serves John. By writing John cards of appreciation for what John does.

Both absolutely both, without a doubt, are transformed by the renewing of their mind. And their assessment according to what the scriptures say. Think as thinking soberly as God has dealt. Each man a measure of faith. Their identity is truly assessed by the transformation of which they've experienced by God's mercies, by sacrificing themselves to him and to be used as a transformed individual.

Identified by God

when Reagan mentioned the statement that he did a while ago about taking what we apply from what we have learned this evening, and I would say any other time to our life.

And that be a part of prayers often, many times before or at the conclusion of the service, the closing prayers usually mention those things.

Do you know that was somewhat of a prayer of which Paul mentioned to the church at Thessalonica in chapter, the second book, first chapter verse three. It's almost as if he said, take what you learn and apply it to your life. Here's what he said. We are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, even as it is me, for that your faith, applying it in parallel to what we talked about tonight in Romans chapter 12 verse three, your faith groweth exceedingly.

And the love of each of one of you all toward one another, abound so that we ourself glory in you and the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecution and in affliction, which you do. And on and on and on. God. Take what you apply and he is innocent saying the very same thing about they have taken what they've applied and he's saying they're growing exceedingly in this faith.

Now the assignment and the assessment of which God's given to them and they're growing in the proportion of which God's given to them.

In one Timothy chapter four, I'm gonna end here because this is what we're gonna take up tomorrow night. In his message to Paul, to Timothy, he says in verse 14 of chapter four, neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given to thee by the prophecy will laying on of the hands of the presbytery. And, and, and immediately, if you ended that, which he does it with a period, you may think we need that man here.

We've got to get this guy here. He's got to work for us. He's got to be a part of our family.

But he says, be diligent in these things. So let me just offer you this word of information here. If Timothy came of all those traits in verse 14 without verse 15. To apply it. Give diligence to your everyday walk of life. It wouldn't have done him any good in any church wherever he went, but be diligent in these things.

Give thyself holy to them that thy progress may be manifest to all. Now, watch this. Take heeded to yourself. That's almost to say, do not think highly of yourself. Then you ought to think. And that teaching, continuing these things from this, you'll do, you'll save both yourself and then to hear the what a wonderful means of understanding for Timothy.

And I take that personally to say the same thing that God saying to me. I mean, I mean, are you ready for the assignment that God has for you? I mean, are you ready to take this and apply it to your life? Just like the song says, let him have his way with you, his way with E, because there's room in the kingdom for all that you can do as we sometimes sing.

If you're not a Christian tonight, I would not part petition you to be a Christian, all because you see all these meaning wonderful people doing all the mean and wonderful things that they do. I would say be a Christian because of the mercies of God. To sacrifice yourself to be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you will as others have prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Not to think highly of your of self more than you ought to think, but to think soberly as God by his grace is giving you a measure of faith. What God can do in you that you cannot do in yourself to save you specifically is of what's greatest importance right now. Repent. Just be baptized for the mission or sins Be saved.

Rise up to walk in newness of life. Do what's right, whether together we sing this song.