Your Life Matters

Ephesians 2:10 - We are God’s Masterpiece, God has created us anew in Christ Jesus so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.

God created me for His purposes not my desires. (Isaiah 43:7)

I serve God Almighty and my life is not my own. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

Because of my brokenness, my desires tempt me. (1 John 2:16)

With God’s Spirit’s help I will override and overcome my desires and live every day to accomplish His will. (1 Corinthians 10:13)

I gain my security, success and significance thru my surrender to God’s plan. (Mark 8:35)

My obedience to Him and His Word is the key to my joy. (John 12:26)

My time, talents and treasure are 100% His to use as He guides me to obey so I will glorify God in how I steward these blessings. (Romans 12:6-8)

God Made us to Know, Love & Serve Him. Our Fall into Sin, Marred us so that must be Mended by Christ to live in His Light, Love and Life. Once Mended, we are given the gift of God’s Holy Spirit to Morph us as we surrender to Him. A Morphed person recognizes that Your Life Matters and that it belongs to God. From that vantage, you will steward every resource for His Glory and purpose.

Genesis 14:20Leviticus 27:30-32Deuteronomy 8:18Malachi 3:8-12Matthew 6:1-4,19-2119:2123:2325:14-29Luke 12:16-21,4216:1-13Acts 2:44-475:1-1117:24-2520:35Romans 6:6-2212:1-21 Corinthians 4:1-26:19-201216:1-4; 2 Corinthians 8-9; 12:15; Philippians 4:10-191 Peter 1:18-19.

Man & Sin

WindCity’s Doctrinal Statement

Man is the special creation of God and made in God’s image. Man was created without sin but did sin by his free choice and caused all generations afterward to live within the curse of sin. God’s redemptive plan of bringing man out of that curse and back into right relationship with Him is the Good News of Jesus Christ. Apart from God man can do nothing and has no goodness.

Additional Insights from the Baptist Faith & Message Doctrinal Statement

  • He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. The gift of gender is thus part of the goodness of God's creation.

  • In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race.

  • Through the temptation of Satan man transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original innocence whereby his posterity inherit a nature and an environment inclined toward sin.

  • Therefore, as soon as they are capable of moral action, they become transgressors and are under

    condemnation.

  • Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God.

  • The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore, every person of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

God Made people so that we would come to know, love and serve Him as His children. Being Marred by Sin, we lost relationship with our Father. Being Mended by Christ, we can be re-connected to God the Father through the God-Man, Jesus Christ the Son.

Genesis 1:26-302:5,7,18-2239:6; Psalms 1; 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5Jeremiah 17:5Matthew 16:26Acts 17:26-31Romans 1:19-323:10-18,235:6,12,196:67:14-258:14-18,291 Corinthians 1:21-3115:19,21-22Ephesians 2:1-22Colossians 1:21-223:9-11.