How Does God See Me?

God loved you before you did anything, good or bad.

It's not our works that make us precious to God, but rather the fact that we are his workmanship.

In Psalm 139:12-13, David writes, "For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

Do you ever feel ashamed of your value and worth according to society? Do you wish for your bank account, relationship status or physical appearance to change to be more accepted and have an easier life?

You're not alone. Ever since Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, human beings have suffered from a deep inner dread that we are not enough.

Ever since sin and death entered the world, we have been trying to cover our shame, to establish our own identity, and to feel like our lives mean something.

But children of God don't need to hide their shame from Him. He already knows all about it, and loves them dearly anyway. They don't need to establish their own identity. He has given them an eternal and righteous one through Christ, and they receive it by grace. And they don't need to make their lives mean something, because they already have infinite meaning to an infinite God.

Sin separates us from God, until we make the choice to repent and turn to Christ for our salvation. His finished work on the cross means that our sin is atoned for, and we are righteous in the eyes of God-- just as if we'd never sinned. And we are also heirs, sharing in the suffering of Christ in the world for now, and the glory of Christ now and forever.

Please join us for worship this Sunday to celebrate what our God has done and is continuing to do in His Kingdom. We meet at Artserve, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 33304. Doors open at 10:15 a.m., and service begins at 10:30 a.m.
We hope to see you soon!

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