Summary: 1 of 2. The apostle Paul related that the intent of Jesus’ sacrifice was to release man to affect God’s purposes. Christians are the purposeful workmanship of God. But How/Why? Christian workmanship entails a hallmark...
HIS WORKMANSHIP-I—Eph. 2:10
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
We use the phrase ‘He/She’s a real piece o work!’ to describe someone who is a loose cannon, a little ditzy, or seems to ‘have a screw loose.’ In other words, the ‘work’ producing that particular person is obviously flawed! They’ve got some a specific observable slant to their thinking which doesn’t put two-&-two together properly.
Christians are also a ‘piece o work’ but in a very positive sense!
Christians are the very workmanship of God Almighty in Christ Jesus!
Why are you here?; Who am I?; How do I find my way?
Most people think Christians are a little wacky, right?
We will answer that statement/question with a resounding “Yes,” but will also offer you great reasons as to why you may think them to be so wacky.
An apostle of our Lord Christ Jesus related that the intent of Jesus’ sacrifice was to release man to affect God’s purposes.
Christians are & exemplify the purposeful workmanship of God.
How/Why are Christians identified with the purposeful workmanship of God?
5 hallmarks of Christian workmanship.
For Veteran’s Day—
1)All those who serve in the military, support the mind/rationale(that which/who made them) of the military. To provide for the common defense of the people/nation.
2) Military men/women have all been ‘made’ with an express purpose.
3)You served the US for the sake of the nation/people/others of the US, of whom you yourself are one.
4)Some of you serve(d) because you were made to & others of you serve(d) because you chose to. Regardless of why you serve(d) you serve(d), putting your life in harm’s way in doing so!
1—Christian workmanship entails a hallmark...
“For we are His workmanship...”
Paul is including himself with those who are God’s. All who “are” true blood-bought believing Christians. All these/such are “His.”
The referent to “His” hearkens to :4, where it speaks of “God” who “made us alive together with Christ.”
Those who are “His” are not only “His” possession but are the finished product(“workmanship”) which He Himself has made.
Being the workmanship of God implies that we are something other than this world’s workmanship.
Thereby we are markedly different in our makeup—our thinking, manner, attitude(s), direction & directive(s), focus(God thru Christ), purpose, power, influence, etc.
Our church cannot claim to be perfect in the sense that only we hold the line of truth.
However at the same time, this church also holds an obligation to faithfully & rightly honor God, knowing that other churches may not do such. We must examine, know, & exemplify the ‘whole counsel’ of God. We attempt this by correctly interpreting the written word of God, recognizing it as the written revelation of God to Man!, & confirming it by the indwelling Holy Spirit.