I Am Significant

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Some time ago our church used some material from Freedom In Christ Ministries for the evening sermon series; I Am Significant, I Am Secure and I Am Accepted. I honestly don't remember these talks having huge impact on me at the time, but just recently I heard these foundational scriptures being read on the radio again. I remember thinking that the teaching was quite basic and I shrugged it off. And then I felt that little nudge to look at it again, so I did. I sat down with my Bible and went through each scripture, not as a study, but just letting the words sink in. I felt quite transformed. I guess I shouldn't be surprised as this is the Word of God! I challenge you to print these off, sit down comfortably and read through these verses slowly and thoroughly. I can recommend it.

I am no longer worthless, inadequate, helpless or hopeless. In Christ I am deeply significant and special. God says:

  • I am the salt of the earth and the light of the world - Matthew 5:13,14
  • I am a branch of the true vine, Jesus, a channel of His life - John 15:1,5
  • I have been chosen and appointed by God to bear fruit - John 15:16
  • I am a personal, Spirit-empowered witness of Christ - Acts 1:8
  • I am a temple of God - 1 Corinthians 3:16
  • I am a minister or reconciliation for God - 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
  • I am God's fellow worker - 2 Corinthians 6:1
  • I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms - Ephesians 2:6
  • I am God's workmanship, created for good works - Ephesians 2:10
  • I may approach God with freedom and confidence - Ephesians 3:12
  • I can do all things though Christ who strengthens me - Philippians 4:13

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GrandmaK said…
I only wish that those who have low self-esteem or self-worth could be touched by these. As we all know we do have worth and value for we were made in the image and likeness of God. And God is GOOD!! Thank you, Mike! Cathy
Pietro said…
Great choice, Mike: 11 very significant lines.
Gudl said…
Yes, thank you, Mike, good reminders!
Wanda said…
I love this list.....and each of them give us opportunity to give Him glory.

Thanks Mike.
Barbara said…
Oh! there are so many and Gal.2.:20 being one of my favourites "I am crucified with Christ and I no longer live but Christ lives in me........:

'We are His workmanship'
I am complete in Christ Col. 2:20
I have been hidden with Christ in God Col. 3:3

and so many more.......
Steve said…
Excellent message again.I remember being given a list of Bible-based qualities in my relationshipmwith Christ when I was at St Mark's.
Sidharth said…
Thanks, we need to live in these faith-realities.