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The memory verse this morning is taken from: - 1 Corinthians 1:2 & - Luke 10:2 1 Corinthians 1:2 states: To the church of God which

is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours Luke 10:2: states: Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. The topic this morning as I repeat for emphasis, or for those who may have missed it is, “He has called you to be Saints”. Who is this He that I speak about, God. The King of kings, the Lord of lords has called, and who has He called, you!

The people described as saints in the Bible were however still very much human. They were called. which can only come from God.What is a saint? The original Bible words that have been translated to the English word saint are found through the entire Old and New Testaments. They became saints by means of the Holy Spirit. holy. pure. pure or blameless All of the original words above (listed in their transliterated form written according to how they sound in English) all carry the same definition of a saint . they were holy. blameless. holy. and they were . dedicated. The Hebrew Words in The Old Testament o o o koe-desh meant sacred.someone who is sacred. God therefore chooses His saints. and gives them of His Holy Spirit to make it possible. or dedicated kaw-dosh meant sacred or holy kaw-seed meant good or holy • The Greek Word In The New Testament o hag-ee-oes meant sacred.

carpenters. 10 And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. and behold. the bush was burning with fire. far from perfect. go to Nineveh. but they were still real people. and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people.” Revelation 3:20 states: . saying. Come now. So he looked. doctors. Saints never stopped being normal people . teachers. tent makers.” Jonah 1:1 & 2 Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai.fishermen. but the bush was not consumed. out of Egypt. and cry out against it. farmers. therefore. for their wickedness has come up before Me. that great city.extremely dedicated (both in terms of attitude. and in the sense of being set apart). “Arise. The "little people" of the congregations were as much saints as the most famous and prominent ones such as Peter and Paul Exodus 3:2. the children of Israel.

but the laborers are few. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness but unto holiness ( 1 Thess 4:7 ). Also let us turn our bibles to Titus 3:11-15 which states: For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. Then He said to them. For God can only dwell in a clean and undefiled temple. and he with Me. What all of these texts have in common is that God comes to us and calls us to Him. that is. I stand at the door and knock. Why is God calling you and me to be Saints. Let us look at the second text that I referenced for this sermon.Behold.. therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. teaching us that. righteously. “The harvest truly is great. He calls us to be Holy. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door. sanctified and pure. I will come in to him and dine with him. Luke 10:2. denying ungodliness and worldly lusts. But apart from dwelling within us God calls us for a higher purpose. we should live soberly. looking for the . and godly in the present age.

and living a pure life through the acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Having been sanctified. who gave Himself for us. the lame. when we have received the light i. and rebuke with all authority. The fact is. Those who have been touched by Jesus have been unable to hold their tongues and have a desire to tell others about the love of God. The most effective witness of Christ portrayed by any Christian is the life of that Christian. For instance in the story of when Christ revealed her lifestyle to her and offered her a new life Mary Magdalene went into her home town and told them about the wonders of that Jesus had revealed unto her. we are required to go and tell others about the love of Christ. in our lives we are expected to share that light with others. Also there are those who He healed. that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people. we are to be co-laborers with Christ. zealous for good works. God needs laborers. The world . Jesus. Let no one despise you. Speak these things. the blind they would tell others about the wonders that Jesus has wrought in their lives. exhort.blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.e.

an holy nation. for I know their sorrows. If a candle is lit in a dark room. to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.looks upon the righteous or those that profess righteousness. that you should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into marvelous light. to a land flowing with milk and honey. 8 So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians. and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land. . a peculiar people. Exodus 3:7 & 8 it states: And the LORD said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt. moths and other insects will be drawn to it. 1 Peter 4:9 In. The same happens when we lift up the name of Jesus in this dark and sinful world all men shall be drawn unto him (John 12:32) We are a chosen generation. a royal priesthood. and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters.

God wants to use us today. sacred. tribes. Going into the highways and bi-ways and telling others the Gospel truth. Shall you allow yourself to be used? What is our reward After these things I looked. and behold. standing before the throne and before the Lamb. with palm branches in their hands. go to Nineveh. and tongues. is that we can go out and be laborers for Him. holy. blameless and dedicated. for their wickedness has come up before Me. and cry out against it. peoples. of all nations. “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” All of these texts continue to reinforce the fact that the reason God calls us to be saints. clothed with white robes.” And in Luke Chapter 2 verse nine the greatest saint of all is recorded as saying. pure. saying. “Arise. a great multitude which no one could number. that great city.And in Jonah 1:1-2 it says: Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai. .

“These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation. there is no other.[a] you know. and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Rev 7:9 & 14. . This church. For trust and obedience is the only way. is the patience of the saint.” So he said to me. All Christ asks that we do is to do His will and trust in His promises. “Sir.I said to him.