The Person God Uses - May 15, 2016

Series: Stand Alone Messages - Single Sermons Worth Hearing

May 15, 2016
Chuck Bernal, Lead Pastor - LifePointe Church -

The title of this message by Pastor Chuck Bernal is "The Person God Uses". In this message Pastor Chuck discusses how God chooses and uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things. He shares 8 Biblical insights about the kind of person God uses and how we can be used by God in our own lives. This message was delivered on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at LifePointe Church in Crowley, TX.

Episode Notes


Pastor Chuck Bernal - Sunday, May 15, 2016

Brothers and sisters, God chose you to be his. Think about that! Not many of you were wise in the way the world judges wisdom. Not many of you had great influence, and not many of you came from important families.  But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise. He chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. And God chose what the world thinks is not important—what the world hates and thinks is nothing. He chose these to destroy what the world thinks is important.  God did this so that no one can stand before him and boast about anything.  It is God who has made you part of Christ Jesus. And Christ has become for us wisdom from God. He is the reason we are right with God and pure enough to be in his presence. Christ is the one who set us free from sin. So, as the Scriptures say, “Whoever boasts should boast only about the Lord.”  (1 Corinthians 1:26-31 – ETRV)


 God uses ordinary people in extraordinary ways for His glory. Think of your favorite biblical character or person from church history. Before they were “well-known” they were unknown. The Lord takes nobodies and makes them somebody all by His grace. God took a shepherd boy and made Him King of Israel. God used a donkey to deliver a message. God uses ordinary people in extraordinary ways.

 God uses those who are _____________________________________________, because they never forget all they have been given!

 I plead with you to give your lives completely to God. Let them be a living sacrifice, holy—the kind he can accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask? (Romans 12:1 – LB)

 God uses those who are _____________________________________________, because they know how much they need God’s help!

 God said, “I am with you; that is all you need. My power shows up best in weak people.” Now I am glad to boast about how weak I am; I am glad to be a living demonstration of Christ’s power, instead of showing off my own power and abilities.  (2 Corinthians 12:9 – LB)

 God uses those who are _____________________________________________, because they want God to get all the glory!

 In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do. Live so that they will praise your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16 – ICB)

God uses those who are _____________________________________________, because they want to help other people!

 Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ’s law. If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived . . . Right now, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith. (Galatians 6:2, 10 – Msg)

 God uses those who are _____________________________________________, because they boast about God and not about themselves!

 “Don’t let the wise brag of their wisdom. Don’t let heroes brag of their exploits. Don’t let the rich brag of their riches. If you brag, brag of this and this only: That you understand and know me. I’m God, and I act in loyal love. I do what’s right and set things right and fair, and delight in those who do the same things. These are my trademarks.” (Jeremiah 9:24 – Msg)

 God uses those who are _____________________________________________, because they know how blessed they really are!

 God is ready to overwhelm you with more grace and more blessings than you could ever imagine so that you’ll always be taken care of in every way and you’ll have more than enough to share with others. (2 Corinthians 9:8 – Voice)

 God uses those who are _____________________________________________, because they don’t give up when things get hard!

 And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up. (Galatians 6:9 – LB)

 God uses those who are _____________________________________________, because they want to give their best to God!

 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him . . . I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me . . . (Romans 12:1, 3 – Msg)

 Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.” (1 Corinthians 1:26-31 – Msg)

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