Presentation on theme: "Created in Christ for a Purpose “ For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk."— Presentation transcript:
Created in Christ for a Purpose “ For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Eph. 2:10
Created in Christ for a Purpose Scripture Portion: Eph 2:1-10 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
Created in Christ for a Purpose But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Created for a Purpose Our identity Pray that each will leave her knowing …. What they (we) were.. What God has done for them (us) What is God’s purpose in doing His work in them
Created in Christ for a Purpose What they (we) were (1-3) Dead in trespasses and sins Walked according the course of this world; according to Satan By nature children of wrath God’s work in them (us) BUT GOD…Who is RICH IN MERCY OF GREAT LOVE SAVED THEM (US)
Created in Christ for a Purpose Has quickened (made alive) True Christians are alive! They have spiritual senses and appetites Spiritual goals; Spiritual power Spiritual pleasure; Spiritual works Has raised them (us) up… Made us sit together with … He is there now He is soon coming “Where I am, there you may be also”
Created in Christ for a Purpose What’s the purpose (10) Good works His workmanship- Masterpiece "This people have I formed for Myself, that they should show forth My praise” Is. 43:21 Created for good works Every man has his own vineyard Do not say “no man hired us.” Mt. 20:7 Our ministry (good works) reflect Christ in us God has begun a good work in us (Phil.1:3-7
Created in Christ for a Purpose 3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, 5 for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; 7 just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace. The good work of participating (fellowship) in the gospel work (5)
Created in Christ for a Purpose Created for good works Object of life is no mere existence Power and grace for good work is given Pre-arranged by God. The road have been made ready… There is a road for every soul How can I know my mission (good work) (1) Your talents A hammer cannot cut Saw cannot drive a nail You have a talent.. Pray to know your work
Created in Christ for a Purpose (2) Your Circumstances God opens doors Walk through it If they face you … indicate the work you were created for Jesus is our model for good works Healed the sick Fed the hungry Comforted the fearful You are created for a purpose: to do good works To bear fruit for the glory of God
Created in Christ for a Purpose Jesus said: “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to give his life a ransom for many.” “I never saw such a useful expository note on it before” “When God opens a flower.” Be a minister. You are created in Christ for Good Works