Summary: Travel with me as we explore God’s wonderful grace. A grace that you can’t see with your spiritually blind human eyes. Only by the power of the Holy Spirit.
God Chose Me
Bible Baptist Church
Shawnee OK 74840
True story... A 12 year old girl in rural Ethiopia was kidnapped from her family. Her captors yelled at her, beat her, and almost raped her during her 7 day ordeal. They wanted to force her into marriage by selling her to the highest bidder who knows what kind of situation she would have ended up in if that would have happened. But before here captors could sell her, 3 lions miraculously showed up from out of the jungle, chased her captors away, and guarded her until help showed up. When her family and the police showed up, the lions disappeared back into the jungle, never to be seen again TRUE STORY Now you can’t tell me that God wasn’t looking out for that little girl But He did why? She was so valuable to him that He set her free from captivity in a miraculous way. (Sermon Central illustration)
1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
2Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Guess what? You are here this morning because God wanted you here. Why?
Well for lots of reasons.
Well according to this scripture 1. VS 5 For Gods own pleasure!
Think about the way you worshipped God so far this morning. Did your worship please Him?
I’m sure it pleased him a lot more by you being here in His house with others believers worshipping, than if you would have stayed at home!!!!!!!
It brings God pleasure when you take time out of your busy lives to worship him.
So on behalf of God I want to say thank you for being here.
I hope you received a blessing from God this morning, and rest assured he brought you here today to receive a blessing. If you look in verse 2 Grace be to you and Peace.
Grace is no small thing. (Definition) A disposition to be generous or helpful; goodwill.
b. Mercy; clemency.
5. A favor rendered by one who need not do so; indulgence.
a. Divine love and protection bestowed freely on people.
b. The state of being protected or sanctified by the favor of God.
c. An excellence or power granted by God.
Grace it’s not just that little prayer you say and meal time to thank God for his blessing
After looking at these definitions you may ask yourself, Why would God choose me?
1. A sinner: You’re not the first person to feel that way, IN Luke 5:8 when Peter saw what
Jesus had done, Peter Said Depart from me Lord for I am an evil man.
How many of you set right were you are and have said the same thing!!!
A. Jesus Know we are all evil that’s why he came to save us from ourselves.
a. we are just helpless babes in the eyes of the Father of all creation.
2. I’m a nobody: I’m just an insignificant spec on this obscure plant in the outer reaches of space. Why would God care about me?
B. To God you are special- Psalm 139:14 you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
b. With the advent of modern science we can see just how complex we really are…..
b1. I believe when God breathed the breath of life into Adam in the garden. He gave a part of Himself to Humanity. And that makes our souls eternal and special.
Considering the Vastness, Greatness and Awesomeness of God that makes you very special indeed.
God wants you to see that He Loves you
VS 3 God has blessed us with all spiritual blessing.
If you are here this morning God wants you to receive a spiritual blessing. Here it is……….
When you are born you are spiritually blind, and that spiritual blindness has made blind beggars of us all. No matter how much light you give to a blind person they still can’t see the light.
I can preach the truth over and over again, but you still won’t get it. Why? Because until God opens your eyes by the power of the Holy Spirit you can’t see the light, it takes more than just LIGHT it takes SIGHT!!!