Bible Thoughts to Keep Us Connected
God's plans for you are much bigger and better than you ever imagined! In fact, God's claim on you began long before you were born. Here is a list of descriptive names for those who have put their faith in Christ.
CHOSEN - You were handpicked by God
FORGIVEN - All your sins were forgiven before God. God will not condem you.
REDEEMED - Your life debt is covered, and you can look forward to rich purpose in God's plan for you
LOVED - You are deeply loved. In fact, God gave you his most precious gift - his Son, Jesus.
ACCEPTED - You have been welcomed by God into his family.
YOU ARE CALLED...
ABRAHAM'S OFFSPRING - Abraham is the great patriarch of the Jewish nation. Abraham is the beginning of God's faith family - and the father of all those who trust in God.
Romans 4:16; 9:8; Galatians 3:29
ATHLETES - In the Bible, the spiritual life is often compared to a foot race.
2 Timothy 2:5
BELIEVERS - We are, first and foremost, people who live by faith.
Acts 10:45; 1 Thessalonians 1:7; 1 Timothy 4:12
BELOVED - Beloved is a term of deep endearment
THE BODY OF CHRIST - The New Testament pictures the church of Jesus as a living organism with Christ as the head and with all Christians making up his body.
1 Corinthians 12:27
BRANCHES - Vineyards and grapevines were a common sight in ancient Israel. The vine is a symbol of God, without whom we could not bear fruit.
John 15:2-6; Romans 11:16-24
BROTHERS & SISTERS - When we first believed, we were adopted into the family of God.
Romans 1:13; 8:12; 1 Corinthians 1:10-11
CHILDREN OF GOD - Through the finished work of Christ, God - by his grace and through our faith - adopts us into his family. We become "members of his household" (Ephesians 2:19), part of "the family of believers" (Galatians 6:10)
John 1:12; Romans 8:14-16
CHILDREN OF PROMISE - Abraham and Sarah, an elderly couple, were promised a "miracle" child but had to wait 25 years before their child, Isaac, was born. While waiting, they impatiently carried out a plan for Abraham to father a child (Ishmael) with Sarah's servant Hagar (Genesis 16-21)