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You Are Important to God!

YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO GOD!

 

There's good news today! You are important to God! He values you highly!

 

I. YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO GOD, BECAUSE HE CREATED YOU IN HIS IMAGE.

A. You are God's highest creation.

1. Psalms 8:4-8  "What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?  For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.  Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:  All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; the fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

2. Genesis 1:27- " So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.

3. Genesis 9:6- " Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made He man.

 

II. YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO GOD, BECAUSE HE LOVED YOU SO MUCH THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON TO DIE FOR YOUR SINS.

A. We are all lost and in need of salvation.

1. Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.

2. Romans 6:23- "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

 

B. Jesus coming to earth to die for our sins is the expression of God's love for you.

1. John 3:16

2. Romans 5:10- "For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

3. Ephesians 5:2- "And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us..

4. 1 John 4:10- "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins."

III. YOUR IMPORTANCE TO GOD IS SEEN IN THE FACT THAT HE HAS YOUR NAME AND LIFE RECORDED IN HIS REMEMBRANCE.

A. God has a record of everyone who has ever lived. He knows us all by name.

1. Revelation 20:12-13 "And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13- The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works."

2. 2 Corinthians 5:10- "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad."

B. If we are Christians, we can rest assured that God knows us personally as His children.

1. Matthew 10:29-31 ""Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30- But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31- Fear ye not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."

 

CONCLUSION: In this world it sometimes is easy for us to think that no one cares about us. So many feel alone in a crowd. But there is no need to feel alone. God cares about us! He wants us to obey His gospel. (Acts 17:30) He sent His Son so that we might be forgiven.
 
Jimmy
Antioch church of Christ
08/01/10  PM



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