Read Scripture: Exodus 31:1-11
Main idea of the message: God will use 4 C's in your life when He calls you into ministry.
2. When God calls you, he will make it a Special Calling.
In v. 3, we see that God equipped Bezalel & Aholiab with specific gifts.
There is a common misconception that individuals should be well rounded, but that is simply not true. Think of a sports team. Take a great hockey goalie and put him in a different position. If you did this, you will effectively turn a great player into a terrible one. That goalie is skilled in one position and he can perform in that one position better than anyone else on his team. The lesson here is that teams should be well rounded, people should not.
-This rings true in the church where we often want the pastors to be superhuman. If the body of Christ is to function in a healthy way, then everyone on the team must step up and use their unique gifts so that the Church can thrive.
3. When God calls you to a ministry, He often calls others too. This teaches us that God has a Cooperate Calling.
-Oftentimes I hear people in the church talking about 'burn out' because it seems that the same people are always the ones doing all of the work. This is a tragedy because all this tells me is that someone in the body of Christ, is not using what God has given them. When you do not use what God has given you, you are not only hurting yourself --you are also hurting your brothers and sisters as they take on the extra burden left behind.
-Remember what Henry Ford said, "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress."
4. When God called these men into His service, it was a Submissive Calling.
In verse 11 we read that God wanted the Tabernacle erected according to His will.
The Tent had specific requirements, that means the workers had a to follow the guidelines given from God and in doing so, they were bowing to God's Will.
This is the ultimate picture of a relationship with God.
So there you have it! The 4 C's to God's calling.
Hope you were inspired by it!