Sep 29, 2019 |More Of The Same

But God…

09.29.19 | More Of The Same

But God…

James Granger

Ephesians 2:1-10

We are God’s “workmanship,” created for good works. By God’s grace, how do we live ordinary lives that bring glory to an extraordinary Savior? Pastor James Granger challenges us to think about how we might embrace our unique giftings and interests to bring glory to God and point others toward Him.

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And you were dead in your trespasses and sins in which you previously lived according to the ways of this world, according to the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit now working in the disobedient. We too all previously lived among them in our fleshly desires, carrying out the inclinations of our flesh and thoughts, and we were by nature children under wrath as the others were also.
Ephesians 2:1-3

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love that he had for us,made us alive with Christ even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace! He also raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might display the immeasurable riches of his grace through his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift— not from works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2:4-9

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

What do you enjoy doing?

Are you around any clubs or sports regularly?

Is there a place where you can step up and be a volunteer in your community?

How are you uniquely skilled and wired to connect with people?

The Spirit of the Lord God is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives
and freedom to the prisoners;
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
and the day of our God’s vengeance;
to comfort all who mourn,
to provide for those who mourn in Zion;
to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
festive oil instead of mourning,
and splendid clothes instead of despair.
And they will be called righteous trees,
planted by the Lord
to glorify him.
They will rebuild the ancient ruins;
they will restore the former devastations;
they will renew the ruined cities,
the devastations of many generations.
But you will be called the Lord’s priests;
they will speak of you as ministers of our God;
you will eat the wealth of the nations,
and you will boast in their riches.
For I the Lord love justice;
I hate robbery and injustice;
I will faithfully reward my people
and make a permanent covenant with them.
Their descendants will be known among the nations, and their posterity among the peoples.
All who see them will recognize
that they are a people the Lord has blessed.
I rejoice greatly in the Lord, I exult in my God;
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation and wrapped me in a
robe of righteousness,
as a groom wears a turban and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
For as the earth produces its growth,
and as a garden enables
what is sown to spring up,
so the Lord God will cause
righteousness and praise
to spring up before all the nations.
Isaiah 61