You Matter to God
December 2, 2018 Speaker: Bob Hoffman
Passage: Titus 3:5–3:5, 2 Corinthians 6:2–6:2
YOU MATTER TO GOD!!
“Jesus saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of His mercy. He washed away our sins and gave us new life through the Holy Spirit” –Titus 3:5
Jesus: “I have come to seek and save those who are lost’ –Luke 19:10
Jesus tells 3 stories to explain what He meant:
“The lost Sheep” Luke 15:1-7
“The lost Coin” Luke 15:8-10
“The lost Son” Luke 15:11-31
“Lostness” Implies Value.
1. I Lose My Direction
2. I Lose My Protection.
3. I Lose My Potential.
4. I Lose My Happiness.
5. I lose My Home in Heaven.
BUT I DON’T LOSE MY VALUE!
1. Salvation Rescues Me From Myself.
2. Salvation Recovers My Potential.
3. Salvation Reconnects Me to God.
1. Get fed-Up With My Life.
2. I Own Up to My Sin.
3. I Offer Up Myself to God.
THE FATHER’S RESPONSE:
“While he was still a long way off, his Father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; He ran out to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him” –Luke 15:20
“We throw open our door to God and discover at the same moment He has already thrown open His door to us” –Romans 5:2
“Right now God is ready to welcome you. Today He is ready to save you!” –2 Corinthians 6:2