Theology 101: God Is... So, We Are... (10.8)
Read Ephesians 3:20,21
“To know that God uses us to display his glory is both frightening and exciting.” ~Asil Treblig
God is gracious, peaceful, full of goodness, generous, sovereign, loving, inclusive, relational, forgiving, all-knowing, all-powerful, a promise keeper, glorious, merciful, just, peaceful, intentional, a great gift giver, experiential, and…
1. The ultimate collaborator.
So, in Christ we are saints, full of faith, immeasurably blessed, chosen, adopted, redeemed, forgiven, wise, understanding, hopeful, heirs with Christ, sealed with the Holy Spirit, a reflector of God’s glory, saved, unified, assigned purpose and meaning, servants, changed, and…
2. We are God’s instruments of glory.
God has always used his people.
3. To show off his ability.
4. To show off his plans.
5. To show off his power.
6. To show off his Church.
7. To show off his glory.
Remember a time when you felt empowered by God to accomplish a certain task. Explain.
What is your favorite example of God using people, or a particular person in scripture. Why?
Read 1 Corinthians 1:26-31. What insight do we gain about God using us from these verses?
Read Galatians 2:20. What does it mean to be crucified with Christ? What does I no longer live mean? What does a life of faith look like?
Are you being a conduit for God? How…be specific?