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Who We Are, Who We Were, What We Are To Do

Who We Are, Who We Were, What We Are To Do
11
Dec

Many people ask the philosophical question: ‘Why are we here?’ In this message delivered at Victory Christian Fellowship, I talk about this question.

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The answer to the question: ‘Why are we here?’ is easy to answer once we know who we were and who we are now.  We see the outline of this principle in the second chapter of Ephesians.

Who We Were
We are sinners by nature, dead and futile.  We lived as the gentiles lived (Galatians 5:19-21) and because of that, we were destined for death (Romans 6:23).  We engaged in our sinful habits and liked it.  We were merely following the devil in the way he runs his world.  Because of this, we were by nature children of wrath (Ephesians 2:1-3).

Who We Are
Even though we were dead in sin, God chose to save us.  It had nothing to do with who we were, or what we did, but only on God who loved us (John 3:16).  The blood of Christ was the purchase price paid to redeem us and adopt us into Gods family (Romans 5:6-9).  The end result is that we are transferred from being children of wrath to being recipients of the immeasurable riches and graces of Christ (Ephesians 2:4-7).

What We Are to Do
Once we are saved and adopted into the family of God, we are now ready to answer the question we started with.  Why are we here?  To do good works which God prepared before He even saved us that we would walk in them (Ephesians 2:10).  Note that in verses 8-9, Paul makes it clear that our salvation is in no way related to the good works which we do.  So what does that mean?  Merely this: Out of the love you have for God, do good works where ever you see them and wait for God to open and close the doors of opportunity.

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