Presentation on theme: "God, you sure shaped a lot of different people. An Original is more valuable!"— Presentation transcript:
God, you sure shaped a lot of different people.
An Original is more valuable!
God custom shaped YOU! “God SHAPED man from the soil of the ground and blew the breath of life into his nostrils, and man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7
Psalm 139: (Message) u “Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother's womb. I thank you, High God—you're breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made. I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body;
Psalm 139: (Message) u You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepare before I'd even lived one day.”
Basic Principle for this Series We are all created to be MINISTERS
Basic Principle for this Series Your ministry is determined by your S.H.A.P.E.
How Has God SHAPED Me? “ Your hands formed and shaped me ” Job 10:8a 1. SHAPED for a purpose. 2. You are UNIQUE!
Discovering My Unique SHAPE u S PIRITUAL GIFTS God has given gifts to each of us, for a purpose.
Discovering My Unique SHAPE u H EART Another word for HEART is: PASSION.
Discovering My Unique SHAPE u A BILITIES We differ in our natural abilities for a reason, for a purpose.
Discovering My Unique SHAPE u P ERSONALITY Your personality is given to you for a reason.
Discovering My Unique SHAPE u E XPERIENCES Our life experiences have shaped the person we are today.
WHY SHOULD I CARE? 1. BECAUSE: My SHAPE reveals God’s purpose for me.
WHY SHOULD I CARE? 2. BECAUSE: My SHAPE equips me to serve Him. “... (God) formed me in my mother's womb to be His servant, and He commissioned me ” Isa. 49:5
WHY SHOULD I CARE? 3. BECAUSE: Life is a test. “From where He sits God overlooks all of us on earth. He has shaped each person in turn; now He watches everything we do.” Ps. 33:14-15
WHY SHOULD I CARE? 4. BECAUSE: My SHAPE shows God’s glory “Bring Me all the people who are Mine, whom I made for My glory, those I formed and created.” Isaiah. 43:7
HOW SHOULD I RESPOND? 1. ACCEPTANCE: Believing that God knows best. “Who do you think you are to question God? Does the clay have the right to ask the potter why he shaped it the way he did?’” Rom. 9:20
HOW SHOULD I RESPOND? SALVATION: Receiving God’s love. Let Your love, God, shape my life with salvation, exactly as You promise.” Psalm 119:41
HOW SHOULD I RESPOND? 3. REFOCUS: Develop your Heart, your God-given SHAPE “The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Sam. 16:7 (NIV)
GOAL: That at the end of this series you’ll be able to say like Paul said in 1Cor. 15:10 “By the grace of God, I am who I am.”