I Am Created by God

I am perfectly and intricately created by God.  These are my fighting words.

I am created by God

He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.  – Ephesians 2:10

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I Have a Seat in Heaven

I have a seat, a place waiting for me, in heaven with Christ.  These are my fighting words.

I have a seat in heaven with Christ

He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ.  He did all this on his own, with no help from us!  Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.  – Ephesians 2:6

I Am God’s Co-Worker

I am God’s co-worker in the business of reconciliation.  These are my fighting words.

I am God's co-worker in the business of reconciliation (1)

Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new.  The old life is gone; a new life burgeons!  Look at it!  All this comes from the God who settled the relationship between us and him, and then called us to settle our relationships with each other.  God put the world square with himself through the Messiah, giving the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins.  God has given us the task of telling everyone what he is doing.  We’re Christ’s representatives.  God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God’s work of making things right between them.  We’re speaking for Christ himself now:  Become friends with God; he’s already a friend with you.

How? you ask.  In Christ.  God put the wrong on him who never did anything wrong, so we could be put right with God. – 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

I am God’s Temple

I am God’s temple.  These are my fighting words.

I am God's temple

You realize, don’t you, that you are the temple of God, and God himself is present in you?  No one will get by with vandalizing God’s temple, you can be sure of that.  God’s temple is sacred – and you, remember, are the temple.  – 1 Corinthians 3:16-17