Probably the most common questions I’ve heard asked throughout years in ministry are “What is my calling?” or “What is my destiny?”. And for the most part, I never really felt that I could give a real answer to those questions until I realized the truths that I present in this message.
The short story is this:
There are two types of calling in scripture. One is the same for everyone; the other is where we can find uniqueness from individual to individual. However, even in the unique calling, we should never seek to find how we “stand out” from the body of Christ, but rather how we “fit into” the body of Christ.
Everyone has the same destiny, and it is to be just like Jesus. If you don’t believe that it is possible for anyone to be just like Jesus, then I challenge you to read the attached PDF or listen to the audio and I feel confident that it will be difficult to argue with the scriptural evidence to the contrary.
I wanted to include this message as the first teaching on this site because this study has been one of the most impactful on my personal view of God’s Grace. I started out to teach a message about Jesus being our advocate, but I was so bothered with a scripture that I had never found a satisfying answer to, that I went on a search to figure out what it meant. By the end of my study, I found myself overwhelmed at the goodness of God’s Grace and His great kindness toward us.
This message basically became a spoken commentary on the book of 1 John. If you are interested to find out what the difference is between struggling with sin and walking in darkness, then I encourage you to listen to this message, read the notes, and let me know what you think in the comments below.
ExperiencingGrace.com is a site for sharing a lot of the things I’ve learned and taught as I’ve grown in grace. Like many of you who will find yourself on this page, I’m still a work in progress, and I’m being transformed into the image of Christ. So, expect me to look, act, and sound differently the longer you stick around. You should even expect me to be wrong sometimes, and to sometimes disagree with me–even if I’m not.
My name is Jason Graham. I also run www.JasonGraham.net, and I will be slowly moving the teaching articles from that site to this site, as I believe the blog format serves a better purpose for organizing my teachings, and makes them more searchable. Feel free to check out that site while I begin the process of growing this one.
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