Sermon Illustrations

God thought about my future before I even had a present!

Let me explain. I know that some of you are already saving money for sending your kids to future education. And you don’t even have kids yet! You are pre-planning! That’s awesome. That’s the love of a parent, getting ready to give that love away before the person even exists.

Adoptive parents do this. So do birth-parents: they get ready in advance! It shows the passion level on their heart meter.

Guess how long God has had a plan about your life?

“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will--” Ephesians 1:4,5, NIV.

“[God] has saved us and called us to a holy life--not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,” 2 Timothy 1:9, NIV.