Be Encouraged – Dec. 16th, 2016

What determines whether or not a person is valuable.  Is it physical beauty or ability?  Is it a bank number or assets?  Is it a specific personality or quirk?  Is it who they know or what they know?  Why should we care for other individuals or look at ourselves and never see ourselves as worthless debris floating in the pointless sea of life?  Is there one ultimate reason to think we are valuable?

Yes there is!  Proverbs 22:2 tells us, “The rich and the poor have this in common, the LORD is maker of them all.”  You and I are valuable, not because of a bank number, asset, physical feature, ability, personality, or certain knowledge, but because we are made by the King of this Universe.  We are his creation.  And not only that, but that King considered us so valuable that he died to save us.  As John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world (world = you and me and everyone else in it despite our lack or surplus of wealth, physical ability/beauty, personality and knowledge) that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting. life.”  What makes us valuable, it’s the fact that we are God’s beloved creation.  Today, be encouraged.  Whether you have surplus or debt, plenty or little you were created and are loved by the Lord of Lords.  And if you are a Christian you are an everlasting son or daughter of the King of Kings, Yahweh, the one true God.

Pastor John Wright

Pastor John is married to his beautiful wife Kimberly and has 6 young children. John holds a Master’s of Theology (ThM.) from Dallas Theological Seminary and has been serving in full-time pastoral ministry for 11 years. John is passionate about declaring the truth of the Gospel and leading people in their knowledge, understanding and application of God's Word.