God after creating the world, and everything in it spoke saying:

"Let us make mankind in our image.”

// Genesis 1:26

 

So no matter who the person is, what they have done, what they have not done, where they have been, whatever, and whoever they are- they matter! They are intrinisicly different from the rest of creation because they were made in the image of God. They have value! Their life counts.

 

Biblically speaking, the role of the church is:

to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.”

// Ephesians 4:12

 

As a Christian, God has empowered you to live a life that counts. Evangelism, baptism, and discipleship aren’t jobs for just the pastors, but for every believer. Jesus told us:

 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

// Matthew 28:19-20 

 

The great commission is for all believers. God’s plan for the world is to:

seek and save that which was lost

// Luke 19:10

 

He has invited us to play a part in his story. Don’t sit on the sidelines

 

We can never forget about or move beyond Jesus. He is the foundation. He is salvation. He is grace and truth. He is the reason we are breathing and our hearts are beating. He is the love that surpasses all understanding. He is our motivation and our closest friend. In Him, we have the power to accomplish the impossible. Without Him, we are nothing. // Colossians 1:15-20