Pastor Obed Martinez
May 29, 2013
Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV)

“The Purpose of it All”
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; 9 it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. – Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV)

18 Then his brothers came and threw themselves down before Joseph. “Look, we are your slaves!” they said.19 But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you? 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. – Genesis 50:18-21 (NLT)

• Pit Test
• Palace Test
• Purity Test
• Prison Test
• Prophetic Test
• Power Test
• Pardon Test
• Prosperity
• Purpose Test

Joseph Jesus
Father Loved Him Very Much Father Loved Him Very Much
Shepherd to the Sheep Shepherd to the Sheep
Sent to Brothers by His Father Sent to Brothers by His Father
Thrown into the Pit Went to Hades - the Depths [Grave]
Stripped of His Robe Stripped of His Robe
Went to Egypt Sent to the World (EGYPT)
Sold for the Price of a Slave Sold for a Price of a Slave
Falsely Accused Falsely Accused
Tempted by a Women Tempted by Satan
In Prison with two People Hung on the Cross with two People
Started Ministry at 30 Started Ministry at 30
Forgave those who wronged him Forgave those who wrong Him
Saved a Nation Saved the World

1. DISCIPLESHIP IS THE OBJECTIVE BUT RELATIONSHIP IS THE METHOD
5 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. 6 And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. 7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. 8 Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. 9 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. – Deuteronomy 6:5-9 (NLT)

10 But you, Timothy, certainly know what I teach, and how I live, and what my purpose in life is. You know my faith, my patience, my love, and my endurance. 11 You know how much persecution and suffering I have endured. You know all about how I was persecuted in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra—but the Lord rescued me from all of it. 12 Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil people and impostors will flourish. They will deceive others and will themselves be deceived. 14 But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. - 2 Timothy 3:10-14 (NLT)

2. THE PUPOSE OF EVERYONE IS TO FOLLOW JESUS
Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” – MATTHEW 4:19 (NLT)
FOLLOW ME – HEAD
AND I WILL MAKE YOU – HEART
FISHERS OF MEN - HANDS

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