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Summary: If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior then you are automatically accepted in the family of God. The Lord never rejects what belongs to Him.

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You Are Accepted - Ephesians 1:6

Intro: …. The grace of God is not fully comprehensible to the natural mind. To the natural mind the story of grace is one that is just too hard to believe. This same mindset also keeps us from knowing that we have been accepted by God and His great love. But you have been accepted by God if you have believed in His Son Jesus Christ. Say it with me, I’ am accepted by God. I am accepted by God! You have been accepted by God not because you’re good but because God is good. You have been accepted because the Father accepted what the Son did on the cross and when you accepted His Son God automatically accepted you.

We all know how good it feels to be accepted. Accepted on the team, new job, college, the program, among piers. Jesus got us accepted into the family of God.

Jesus got us in

Jesus made it clear that He is the way…Jesus is the only way into the family of God. Not good looks, good giving, good singing, good shouting, or good works.

Jesus got us accepted by God and this acceptance gets us access to all that the Father has.

Ephesians 1:3-7 - 3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. 4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. 7 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. - NLT

Praise God we are in the family and accepted because we believe in Jesus

John 1:12 - But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

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We need to accept our acceptance

You have been accepted now just accept it.

Satan wants you to think that you’re not worthy or fit to be accepted. He wants you to think that you’re not good enough. He wants you to dwell on you past sins and failures.

God does not judge us on the basis of our works or our own acts of righteousness but rather the righteousness of His Son Jesus. On my holiest of days, best of days, our righteousness does not begin to measure u oar compare to the righteousness of God.

You don’t have to qualify yourself for acceptance - Jesus has already done that for you.

Ephesians 2:4-6

Stop worrying about who and how you use to be. Stop worrying your current imperfections.

Walk in grace and allow the Holy Spirit through the Word of God to mold you into the image of Jesus Christ and what you ought to be.

Ephesians 2: 11-20

So it’s settled, like it or not you’re accepted.

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Now let’s accept others

Romans 15:7 - Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

We should begin to pray that God would help us to see and accept others just as He sees us and accepts us for Christ sake.

Finally being accepted by God gives us the great privilege of Hebrews 4:16.

Hebrews 4:16 - Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God's unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it]. AMP

When you’re struggling, keep making the same mistakes, gave it your best shot, failed again. When you’ve done what you said you would not do, and said what said you would not say, and when you’ve disappointed yourself and others…

I hear God saying come on to my throne of grace so I can help you.

He will help us, and heal us, forgive us, and deliver us. He’s not finished with us yet. God will perfect that which concerns us.

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