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“Accepting I am Significant”:

“Accepting I am Significant” The Bottom Line

Accepting I am significant :

Accepting I am significant What is significance? Who/What makes us significant. The greatest significance anyone can have.

What is significance?:

What is significance? Significance is the quality of being important. “ I am here, please take note of me. ” Significance simply says “ I am here and does anybody notice or really care? ”

What is significance?:

What is significance? "evolution: The gradual process by which the present diversity of plant and animal life arose from the earliest and most primitive organisms, which is believed to have been continuing for the past 3000 million years." Oxford Concise Science Dictionary

What is significance?:

What is significance? Biological Random Unfinished According to evolutionary science, we know where we have come from – primal soup but we are still becoming what we will be!

What is significance?:

What is significance? The problem of evolutionary philosophy! We are only as significant as the competiveness of our genes!

Who/What makes us significant:

Who/What makes us significant Significance through relationships. Fame, achievement, money, status do not confer significance. It is our relationships which make us feel significant. We need someone else to feel significant – we cannot do it by ourselves and we cannot depend solely on others.

Who/What makes us significant:

Who/What makes us significant Significant to God. All of us have conflict to some degree or other in our human relationships. This why having a relationship with God, our Creator is so important.

Who/What makes us significant:

Who/What makes us significant God created us to live for Him and with Him – The Bible tells us that we were made in the image and likeness of God; Genesis 1:26 – 27. He is the Father of all humankind.

Who/What makes us significant:

Who/What makes us significant He provided for us, gave us purpose and walked in loving communication with us; Genesis 1:8 – 15

Who/What makes us significant:

Who/What makes us significant God began the history of humankind by making people significant: Ephesians 2:10: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Who/What makes us significant:

Who/What makes us significant The conflict of SIN. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” Romans 3:22-23 “For the wages of sin is death” Romans 6:23

Who/What makes us significant:

Who/What makes us significant The condition of SIN did not change our significance to God, it separated us from relationship with Him. Augustine once said “ Our hearts are restless until they find themselves in thee ”.

Who/What makes us significant:

Who/What makes us significant AND NOW THE GOOD NEWS “But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

Who/What makes us significant:

Who/What makes us significant This is called JUSTIFICATION. “… .If we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;  Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” Romans 5:1-2

Who/What makes us significant:

Who/What makes us significant “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Romans 4:24-25

The greatest significance anyone can have:

The greatest significance anyone can have None of us were good enough but Jesus was and is. He has done it for us - we are justified. "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you” John 15:16

The greatest significance anyone can have:

The greatest significance anyone can have “the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ "...chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love," Ephesians 1:4 "...God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.” 1 Thessalonians 2:13

The greatest significance anyone can have:

The greatest significance anyone can have "Coming to Him as a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 2:4-5

The greatest significance anyone can have:

The greatest significance anyone can have "...chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.” 1 Peter 2:9

You are significant and accepted:

You are significant and accepted I mean something to the Creator of the universe. He knows who I am and has made a point of choosing me. He has made me free from the conflict of SIN and now helps me to change my life away from the consequences of my sin.

You are significant and accepted:

You are significant and accepted I am justified before God – he does not hold me guilty To be chosen and made good enough is amazing. How much more significant can I be than that?

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