Workmanship That which has been made Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: KJV
Workmanship Psalms 100:3 Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. NASU
Workmanship 2 Corinthians 5:17-19 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. NASU
Workmanship How? –In Christ Jesus, this means He is the “material” used to create us. –“Top Quality” material has been used
Workmanship Created in Christ Jesus unto good works; the work of grace is a creation, or a creature, a new creature; not a new vamp of old Adam's principles, but; an infusion of new ones, and is a work of almighty power
Workmanship And such who have it wrought in them, are said to be created in Christ; because as soon as a man becomes a new creature, he is openly and visibly in Christ Gill, John (2012-08-02). John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible (Kindle Locations 314555- 314560).. Kindle Edition.
The Reason God has a purpose for us We are not items sitting on a shelf And by these new principles of grace which are created in him, he is fit and ready, and in a capacity to perform good works; the new man formed in him, is formed for righteousness and true holiness Gill, John (2012-08-02). John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible (Kindle Locations 314555-314560).. Kindle Edition.
The Reason John 15:16a "You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, NASU
The Reason 2 Timothy 2:21-22 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work. Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. NASU
The Reason Gal 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self- control; against such things there is no law. NASU
The Reason Matthew 5:14-16 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” NASU
Let’s Consider If you have received God’s grace YOU BELONG TO HIM God created us, (As children of God) IN CHRIST! We are “Hand Crafted” for a purpose. The Purpose of Good Works
Let’s Consider Works which glorify God –Producing of fruit –Being a light in the community Consider, YOU are the only one who has your neighbors, God placed you there for a purpose, ask Him how you can produce the fruit in your community.