Pastor Shane preached on the labels we put on ourselves instead of looking through the eyes of God to see the value and grace on our lives. Pastor Shane was showing us in Ephesians 2:1-10 with the main focus on verse 10...For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Shane had a mirror, looked at himself and told the youth what he saw. He saw both good and bad qualities in himself. Then he had the youth to look at a mirror to see what they thought of themselves. He told them that looking at the negative side of things makes us feel better about ourselves. It lifts us up. He then focused on verse 3, for the Christian...All of us use to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God's anger, just like everyone else. Then look what God did...God sent His Son to die on the cross for us! He wiped all our sins away...clean as snow! When we ALL look into a mirror, we ALL should see God's Grace on your life and the value He places on you!
Luke 12: 6-7 tells about the value God puts on sparrows, He doesn't forget none of them! How much more valuable are you to Him? He counts the number of hairs on your head. Don't be afraid, you are way more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows!
3 Things You Need to Look At:
- Don't Believe the lie of the world.
- Except God's Mercy and Love to give me a new life.
- Live as God's Masterpiece.
How well do you know yourself...and God? He values YOU!!! Maybe you should too.