Don’t Throw Away the Dirt (Of your life)

By July 16, 2011 Sermon Notes

Ephesians 2:8-10 (NIV)
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

-God already knows why he created us, but do we?
-The enemy attacks us because of our future, knowing how much God loves us
-Don’t allow being dirty to cause distance between you and God. He processes the dirt to make clay, and with the clay of our lives He brings purpose

-In His purpose there only a few things that God can’t do:

God can’t be unholy.
And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”
—Isaiah 6:3

God can’t break a promise.
My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of my lips.
—Psalm 89:34

God can’t remember sins that He has promised to forget.
I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake; and I will not remember your sins.
—Isaiah 43:25

God can’t make a loser.
Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ.
—2 Corinthians 2:14

I have a friend who would say, “God don’t make no junk.”
There are times when we can feel of little worth – God wants us to know that we are his sacred children and more valuable than anything.

God can’t abandon you.
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, he is the one who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
—Deuteronomy 31:6

God can’t stop thinking about you.
How precious also are your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with you.
—Psalm 139:17-18

God can’t stop loving you.
Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you.
—Jeremiah 31:3