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1 Seeing Ourselves From God’s Perspective Sue Bohlin

2 Johnny Lingo’s Eight-Cow Wife

3  For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body Cor 6:20  knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ Pet 1:18-19

4 I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

5 Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Psalm 139:13-16 Psalm 139:13-16 For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

6 My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.

7 I am Chosen Before the Foundation of the World

8 Eph 1:11-12 Eph 1:11-12 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.

9 "Knowing that God chose you and gave you His gracious gift of faith should reassure your purpose in the Christian life and your usefulness to the Body. You see, God doesn't make mistakes. You didn't wander into the kingdom of heaven, making the Lord of Glory wince in surprise. You were called to be here.“ "Knowing that God chose you and gave you His gracious gift of faith should reassure your purpose in the Christian life and your usefulness to the Body. You see, God doesn't make mistakes. You didn't wander into the kingdom of heaven, making the Lord of Glory wince in surprise. You were called to be here.“ --Mark Lautenschlager

10 Princess True Riches  The “unfathomable riches of Christ” (Eph 3:8)  We demonstrate our trustworthiness with true riches by how we treat the world’s resources (Luke 16:11)

11 Princess Responsibilities  Parable of the talents in Matthew 25: “You were faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.”

12 Princess Power  We will reign forever and ever (Rev. 22:5)  If we endure, we will also reign with Him. (2 Tim. 2:12)

13 Princess Judgment  We will judge angels (1 Cor. 6:3)  We will judge the world (1 Cor. 6:2)  Judgment was given to those on the thrones who reign with Christ for a thousand years (Rev. 20:4)

14 Princess Priests  We are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession (1 Pet. 2:9)  We will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years (Rev. 20:6)

15 Probe.org/spiritualgifts I am in God’s Gifted and Talented Program

16 God’s Gifted and Talented Program  Foundational Gifts  Sign Gifts  Ministry Gifts  1 Cor 12, Romans 12  Eph 4, 1 Peter 4

17  God’s Gifted and Talented Program The purpose of spiritual gifts: Eph 4:12-13  for the equipping of the saints for the work of service,  to the building up of the body of Christ;  until we all attain to the unity of the faith,  and of the knowledge of the Son of God,  to a mature man,  to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.

18 God’s Gifted and Talented Program v Ministry Gifts  Teaching -- The supernatural ability to explain clearly and apply effectively the truth of the Word of God.  Pastor-Teacher -- One who is supernaturally equipped to shepherd and feed the flock of God with the result of their growth and maturity.

19 God’s Gifted and Talented Program v Ministry Gifts  Evangelism -- The supernatural capacity to present the gospel message with exceptional clarity and an overwhelming burden for those who don’t know Christ.

20 God’s Gifted and Talented Program v Ministry Gifts  Word of Knowledge -- The supernatural ability to receive information and truth directly from God without natural means. To know without knowing how you know.

21 God’s Gifted and Talented Program v Ministry Gifts  Word of Wisdom -- The supernatural ability to have insight concerning God’s perspective and relay this insight succinctly to others. “Deep insight with handles.”

22 God’s Gifted and Talented Program v Ministry Gifts  Faith -- The supernatural ability to believe God for the impossible.  Exhortation/Encouragement -- The supernatural ability to come alongside and help others by comforting, encouraging, challenging, and rebuking.

23 God’s Gifted and Talented Program v Ministry Gifts  Showing Mercy -- The supernatural ability to minister compassionately and cheerfully to those who are difficult to minister to.

24 God’s Gifted and Talented Program v Ministry Gifts  Giving -- The supernatural ability to give of one’s material goods to the work of the Lord consistently, liberally, sacrificially, with wisdom and cheerfulness.

25 God’s Gifted and Talented Program v Ministry Gifts  Leadership/Administration -- The supernatural ability to organize and lead projects while handling people tactfully and providing the vision to keep them at the task.

26 God’s Gifted and Talented Program v Ministry Gifts  Helps -- The supernatural ability to minister joyfully to God’s people in short-term service with flexibility and sensitivity to what needs to be done.  Service -- The supernatural ability to serve faithfully and joyfully behind the scenes, in practical ways, in long-term commitments to service.

27 God’s Gifted and Talented Program v Ministry Gifts  Discernment - A supernatural ability to distinguish between the spirit of truth and the spirit of error, between holiness and evil. Can instantly sniff out when someone is a phony or lying.

28 I am Accepted in the Beloved

29 Accepted in the Beloved v The basis of God’s acceptance of us is the finished, perfect work of Christ.

30 Accepted in the Beloved  Eph 1:6 -- I am accepted in the Beloved  Rom 14:3 -- God the Father has accepted me  Rom 15:7 -- Christ has accepted me

31 I am the Bride of Christ

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33 A Variation on Footprints in the Sand


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