Unfinished: The Four Callings from Jesus That Empower and Complete Your Purpose on EarthSteven K. Scott
What does God want most from you? For too many believers, this question echoes troubling messages from the past: "Thou shalt not," "you need to do more," "why did you miss last night’s meeting?" It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, which can keep you from seeing what God truly... Read More
Unfinished: The Four Callings from Jesus That Empower and Complete Your Purpose on Earth brings needed focus to your life by revealing your four callings from Jesus. Each calling is linked to a specific gift, making it possible for you to experience the life that Jesus desires for you. In Unfinished, author Steven K. Scott tells you, in the Savior's own words, how to:
- Achieve greater intimacy with God
- Accelerate your personal growth
- Empower the spiritual growth of other believers
- Impact the lives of nonbelievers
If you are pulled in too many directions and distracted by the clamor of competing demands, let Unfinished introduce you to the Christian life as Jesus designed it. You don't need to question what God wants most from you - with the help of this book, you can set aside everything that is secondary in importance and devote yourself to just four callings that will make the greatest impact possible in your world.
Page Count: 128
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: May 21, 2013
- UPC: 9780307731708
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 128
- Publish Date: May 21, 2013
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012070"
- ISBN: 0307731707
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- Unfinished: The Four Callings from Jesus That Empower and Complete Your Purpose on Earth by Cynthia on 11/10/2013
Unfinished by Steven K. Scott is an awesome read. In this book Scott gives a chapter by chapter description of the four gifts and calllings of Jesus. These callings can be applied to daily life. Scott describes the first calling as Become More Intimate with God. In this calling what I found humbling was the assignment to Follow Jesus and the action step Take Up Your Cross and Lose Your Life for His Sake. Scott explains this as laying your life down for the sake of Jesus and that when you lay down your life you have no rights and become thankful for everything God provides. Scott continues with by dying to self and your rights, you enter into a bond of intimacy with our Savior that provides joy that is not dependent on people or circumstances.
The second calling Scott describes is to Accelerate Your Personal Growth. Scott begins with the assignment to be set apart for use by God. Scott goes on to give an example of being set apart In the action step for this second calling Scott explains what is is to Become Mature and Complete in Your Faith as being set apart. He gives the example of loving your enemies and doing good upon them. He uses the words of Jesus in this illustration. Scott states when Jesus referred to His command to love our enemies and pray fro those who persecute us he implied that doing so is the expression of mature and complete faith an act of love. This is just one way of accelerating personal growth in Christ.
Empower Other Believers is the third calling described by Scott. In this calling Scott poses the question, how can we strengthen or empower other belivers? Scott states that Jesus tells us to love one another in the same manner that He has loved us. Scott explains that Jesus loves us by giving us His Word to guide us; listening to our hearts, our joys and our sorrows; extending us an ear when we need to be heard; giving us comfort; giving us encouragement; and nurturing us in our relationship with Him. Scott states that we can empower other believers by doing these same things.
Reaching non-believers is the fourth calling of Jesus that Scott states as Impact the Lives of Non-belivers. Scott explains the importance of believers being the Light of the World. Scott states that Jesus provides the light and that his light shows us the Truth and we can walk the paths of love and righteousness that he walked. Scott continues with as Jesus' disciples we are commissioned to be lights of good deeds. Scott uses Jesus' words to confirm this as Jesus words state “You are the light of the world so let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven”. Scott closes this calling by stating that our words are critically important in reaching and blessing other, but they are not nearly as important as the light we provide by doing acts of love and righteousness that reflect the light of God's Son Jesus.
Scott ends his book Unfinished with a section entitled Promises You Can Build Your Faith On. Scott list promises from the word of God that can be used as a witnessing tools to non-believers as well as a refreshing confirmation to believes of God's unfailing love. I would recommend Steven Scott's book Unfinished to both the believer and non-believer as a tool to enhancing their life and relationship with God. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.