The Leader & Vocation: Al Mohler
- Genesis 1:26 (ESV)
- Genesis 1:27 (ESV)
- Genesis 1:28 (ESV)
- Genesis 3:17 (ESV)
- Genesis 3:18 (ESV)
- Genesis 3:19 (ESV)
Vocation- Fulfilling God's calling for our lives.
We all have callings whether be it a farmer or preacher
Every worldview has 4 components/questions:
CREATION: Where did everything come from?
THE FALL: What's gone wrong? SIN
THE GOSPEL: Is there any way out? The only way out is Jesus. It's a righteousness outside of us.
THE COMING AGE: What comes next? Everything in creation will be made without sin and perfect.
Genesis 1:26-28 ESV
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
We were made to have dominion!!!
We exercise dominion because we were given the power to do things.
Genesis 3:17-19 ESV
And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
The fall explains why we need leadership. The fall leads to the breaking down of all things.
In this age exercising dominion takes massive work. We have all been called to some work. Without work, the earth will go back to dust.
EVERYTHING WE BUILD WILL BE TAKEN OVER BY SOME IDIOT, and that's our calling.
We are to find glory in God by turning a wilderness into a garden.
Good plants desires in our hearts to meet a need. If we feel it's urgent enough God has called it's to do it!!!
We will give an account of how we have been stewards.
Retirement is a secular lie that says work enough, & then we never need to work for the rest of our life. We find our greatest exhilaration in work, in exercising dominion.
Vocation is a calling directly from God.
Our work should impact this earth and live on in others.
The story ends with redemption through Christ.
The new heaven we will know God as our creator & redeemer.
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