Masterpiece Part 1

March 27, 2017 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

 

Masterpiece Part 1

 

Ephesians 2:8-10  8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

 



  1. “we are God’s handiwork”…


Handiwork – (GK Poiema) workmanship, something produced, a MASTERPIECE, a work of art,

 



Every person is like a beautiful tapestry crafted and WOVEN together by the Master Artist.

 




Psalm 139:13-16 13 For you created my inmost being;

   you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

   your works are wonderful,

   I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you

   when I was made in the secret place,

   when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;

   all the days ordained for me were written in your book

   before one of them came to be.

 





Our worth is INTRINSIC because we are the work of God.

 




  1. created in Christ Jesus” ….

 




Created – (GK Ktizo) to shape, form, completely change or transform; to make HABITABLE.

 




1Corinthians 6:19-20 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;  you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

 

  1. prepared in advance for us for us to do”…

 

God made us special FOR something special.

 

As God’s temple, the point of our lives is HIS glory and pleasure not our own.