All Nations Community Church
It Involves Me
It’s not enough to just show up at church. Our hearts long for more than that. We want to be needed. We want to be known. We want to have purpose and know that we make a difference. It's so important to the health of the Church that we are people who are plugged into God and community.
Locations & Times
  • All Nations Community Church
    18620 Kedzie Ave, Homewood, IL 60430, USA
    Sunday 9:45 AM
Big Idea of the Message: Getting plugged in reveals that God's work involves my intentional efforts.
Scripture reveals that God plants trees expecting fruitfulness:
· Luke 13:6-9 - a tree planted, resources provided, no fruit
· Mark 11:12-14 - Jesus looks for fruit, no fruit, curses fig tree
· John 15:2 - unfruitful trees connected to Jesu will be lifted
· Desired results = be fruitful: Psalm 92:12-15 - The Righteous flourish "They will still bear fruit in old age, "they will stay fresh and green"
Church is not a place to go—Not a destination—Not building—It's a People. What Kind of people?

These people know that God's work “involves me!” Since it involves you, you must…

Possess your faith, v. 12
o Remember, Paul is speaking to people who have always obeyed
o However, he is informing believers that salvation is a process and they must continue obeying…
o He tells believers to work out their own salvation!
o "Work out your own salvation" is not about gaining access to the kingdom, work out the practical implications of the kingdom!

Perceive God at Work, v. 13
o From start to finish, salvation is God’s work!
o Therefore, we work out because God is at work in us.
o We work out (our effort) our salvation; v. 13 reveals that [God] works in, energeo Greek, God puts the energy in us to accomplish!

"God's action cannot be frustrated nor can it remain half finished." ~William Barclay

v. 13 reveals why possessing your faith & perceiving God’s work is important… it’s for God's good pleasure
Next steps:
· Determine next steps
· Document God moments:
Talk it over:
1. What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
2. What areas in your life do you need to take action on?
3. Where is God at work in your life?