Summary: Value is determined by two things: Who is the owner of the Item What will some one else pay for it.
By Grace I am valuable
Sons of God
Gal 3:26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,
Gal 3:27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Gal 4:1 What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate.
Gal 4:2 He is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father.
Gal 4:3 So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world.
Gal 4:4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law,
Gal 4:5 to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.
Gal 4:6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”
Gal 4:7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.
An American tourist in Paris, who purchased an inexpensive amber necklace in a trinket ship, was shocked when he had to pay quite a high duty on it to clear customs in New York. This aroused his curiosity, so he had it appraised. After looking at the object under a magnifying glass, the jeweler said, “I’ll give you $25,000 for it.” Greatly surprised, the man decided to have another expert examine it. When he did, he was offered $10,000 more. “What do you see that’s so valuable about this old necklace?” asked the astonished man. “Look through this glass,” replied the jeweler. There before his eyes was an inscription: “From Napoleon Bonaparte to Josephine.” The value of the necklace came from its identification with a famous person. (Unknown.)
• Value is determined by two things:
o Who is the owner of the Item
o What will some one else pay for it.
1. Who owns me
• By Grace you are acceptable means you now belong to God.
• Imagine your value.
• When you come to Christ and say, "Jesus Christ, I accept Your gift of salvation, I accept Your gift of grace," and you step across a line.
• God puts you in His family.
• All of a sudden you now belong to God:
o Everyone is created by God but everyone does not belong to God because of sin
o Only those who say “I accept Jesus as my savior” belong to God
o If you’ve done that, you belong to God.
o That means you are a priceless treasure to God
o You are valuable to God
2. What is some one willing to pay for me?
• God says I have great value.
• How do I know this? –
• “You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men.” (1 Cor. 7:23)
• And what was that price?
The death of Jesus - God’s own son on the cross
• You and I have great value.
• We belong to God
• Because He paid a great price to receive us.