There are a few things that may cause difficulty in making a sentence flow. If you get stuck doing a sentence flow, check the following list to diagnose the problem and help you complete the sentence flow.
Click on the following links for a definition and explication of each.
I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
Infinitives usually function either as a substitute for a noun (subject or object), as a complementary verb with certain verbs (ought, begin, going, etc.)or as a dependent purpose clause.
Be careful not to confuse an infinitive with a prepositional phrase which has the preposition “to”. An infinitive may have modifying words and be part of a larger clause (e.g. it may have a direct object as in the second example below).
When you see an infinitive clause, first separate it from the rest of the sentence, and then ask how it functions.
If it functions as a noun, display it as a normal noun function.   Example:“My goal is to play well”
My goal     is       to play
If it functions with a verb in a complementary relationship, display it with the verb.   Example:“You ought to study your Bible.”
You     ought to study     your Bible.
If it functions as a purpose clause, display it as a separate proposition modifying the main verb.   Example:“I ran to win the race.”
to win     the race
English often uses more than one word to say a single verbal idea.
Do not become confused by the helping verbs, but treat them as one idea.
Often, they can be broken up with the negative adverb “not”. Display them all as one verb (while separating out any words like “not” which are not a part of the verbal idea).
Example:“I should not have thrown the ball at my brother.”
I     should have thrown       the ball
not             to my brother
Various forms of the word “be” (e.g. “is”, “am”, “are”, etc.) are used:
1) to state that the subject exists
2) to state that the subject exists in a certain state described by modifying phrases
or 3) to equate the subject with the object.
It is helpful to think of a ‘to be’ verb as an equal sign equating the subject and object.
Examples: “I am.” “They are in the house.” “John is the winner”
1)   I               am
2)   They       are
in the house
3)   John       is                 the winner
Participles are “ –ing” verbs which function as a noun, adjective, or adverb.
Don’t confuse a participle with a “ –ing” form of the main verb. Often English uses a ‘to be’ verb with an ‘ –ing” form of a verb such as “I am writing”.
A participle phrase does not typically have a subject or make sense on its own. A participle will often have an object and modifiers.
A participle will usually have one of three functions:
1) as an adjective modifying a noun
2) as a substitute taking the place of a noun as the subject, object, or object of
3) adverbially, with the participle clause modifying the action of a main clause.
1) as an adjective: “The running dog caught the cat.”
dog               caught                     the cat
2) as a substitute for a noun: “Running is good exercise.”
Running           is             good exercise
3) as an adverb: “I went to the store, running all the way.
to the store
running all the way
Passive verbs swap the relationship of the subject, object, and verb. With active verbs, the subject performs the action on the object. Sometimes an author will flip the sentence around so that the subject receives the action of the verb.
For instance: “He hit the ball” is active.
“He was hit by the ball” is passive.
A subject is in the passive construction either
1) to emphasize the subject,
2) because the one doing the action is unknown or
3) the one doing the action is left unstated for rhetorical reasons
(such as not using the name of God out of respect).
Example: “He was raised from the dead”
from the dead
A compound sentence either has more than one subject doing the same action (verb) or the subject doing more than one action (verb).
If it is more than one subject doing the same verbal action, treat it as one proposition.
If it is the same subject doing more than one action, treat it as separate propositions.
The verbal actions determine the number of propositions.
Compound Subject: "Jim and John threw the ball." Jim and Johnthrewthe ball.
Compound Verb: "John hit the ball and ran to base."
John hitthe ball. andran
There is also a special case where the imperative is in the form “Let something happen” where the subject is still an implied “you”, but there is also a complete sentence (with subj. vb. and objects) that is let to happen.
Example: “Let me have the ball” (you)Let
Sometimes a proposition which would normally be a separate idea is subordinated to another proposition with a subordinating conjunction (e.g. until, because, so that, etc.).
It is important to recognize the conjunction and therefore to recognize that the second proposition is not a main/separate idea, but rather modifies the first proposition.
The subordinate clause should be indented to show that it is not a main idea.
Example: “I went to the store after the sun went down.”
to the store after sunwent down the