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Summary: The great price of Salvation and the quality of the product.

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Sometimes when an ordered meal is presented to you, it is not prepared correctly or served properly, and you send it back. Maybe an item purchased does not perform as it was advertised, so you return it for a refund.

Thank God He does not throw away the clay. Remember that we are predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son. In asking this question, let’s look at some things concerning,"Did He get what He paid for?.

Did He get what He paid for.....

1. The Given Price...vs.7 of ephes.1

a. required His Blood as a sacrifice...heb.9:11-14,22-28...

b. the ransom of the body of Jesus...1-tim.2:5-6...coloss.1:19-22...1-peter.2:24...isah.53:5-6..

c. the rendering at the cross..2-corin.5:21...heb.12:2..luke.23:33...

2. The Great Purchase..vs.12-14..

a. required the full price..(we were not on sale or in the clearance dept...as a matter of fact we were "going out of business" )..

b. restored a forgiven position...ephes.1:4...ephes.2:14-19...we went from sinners to saints...forsaken to forgiven...without hope to a blessed hope...

c. revealed the Father’s provisions..2-corin.8:9..ephes.2:8...ephes.3:19...

3. The Glorious Possession...vs.14...

a. a Son of God....by birth and adoption...rom.8:14-18...galat.4:4-7...1-john.3:1-3...

b. stewards of God...1-thess.2:4...1-peter.4:10...1-corin.4:1...

c. speakers of God..( testimony )..rom.10:11....personally, publickly, persuasivly, and prayerfully.

4. The Godly Product..vs.12...

a. the seal of God in Us..vs.13-14...rom.8:9...1-corin.12:13...1-john.4:13...john.14:17..

b. the steps of God thru Us..phillip.2:12-16...titus.3:8,14...matt.5:16...

c. the shining of God about Us.. ( our countenance is different than the world..like Moses after leaving the mount., the people knew He had been in the presence of God )

5. The Giving Performance...ephes.2:10...

a. a daily performance..luke.9:23...galat.2:20...lament.3:21-24..

b. a dependable performance...1-corin.4:2..phillip.4:13,19...is there dependability, availability, responsibility, and durability...

c. a diverse ( flexible ) performance...1-corin.9:19-23...must be able to be diverse to reach people...

6. The Garage of Perseverance...( garage speaks of storage or repair )...

a. in maintenance...2-corin.4:16...jude.20-21...

b. the mileage...( new, used, broken-in, or on the last mile..)...mileage is USE, how far have you traveled...

c. your mechanic...matt.11:28....do you want a "shade-tree mechanic", or a certified professional....john.14:1-6...

Did the Lord Jesus Christ get what He paid for in YOU!. He paid the full price for you, are you performing in this Christian life, He is in you and you ARE able. Maybe it is time to go to the Divine garage and get a tune-up. He gave it all, surely we should live up to His expectations.


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