Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast : You Matter To God

Sermons presented at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jefferson City TN by Dr. Sonny Strange

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February 17, 2013                        What On Earth Am I Here For?

                                                            A Purpose Driven Campaign


You Matter to God

Isaiah 44:2a


Synopsis: You Matter to God and that is why what you do or don’t do matters to God.  You are special in God’s sight no matter what you do, but that can never be an excuse to do wrong, rather it should inspire us to do what is right in the sight of God.  There is no excuse for sin but there are consequences.  Doing the right thing in God’s sight always results in rewards that last forever.

      Certainly, what happens to you or doesn’t happen you matters to God too.  However, God doesn’t allow the things that happens to you to determine His love for you.  You shouldn’t either. 

      You Matter to God and therefore you matter to me or at least you should.  I shouldn’t need any other reason.  You may give me plenty more reasons that may make you matter more, but you already matter.

      There was a man named Saul who went about doing horrible things to believers.  But Saul mattered to God and when Jesus met him along the way Saul’s life changed (Acts 9).  Ananias mattered to God but he was more than a little surprised when the Lord told him to go, lay hands on him to bring healing to his body and direction to his life.  Ananias went because Saul mattered to God therefore, Saul mattered to Ananias.  I hope you allow the power of God’s purpose in your life to lead you to the fullness of life.


Scripture Text (NLT): Acts 9:10-18


Memory Verse: Isaiah 44:2a (CEV)

      I am your Creator. 

            You were in my care

                  even before you were born.

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