Every person bears the image of God.
So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 (NLT)
Every person is broken and separated from God because of sin.
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Romans 3:23 (NLT)
Every person is born with an instinctive desire to repair this brokenness.
Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. Psalm 103:2-3 (NLT)
God chases everyone with a desire to bring them back into relationship with Himself.
O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Psalm 139:1-2, 5 (NLT)
God sent Jesus to heal the brokenness and give us a way to have community with God.
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
John 3:16-17 (NLT)
Accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior makes us a new creation.
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)
In relationship with Jesus, we grow in His likeness as we grow in our faith.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 (NLT)
Jesus followers are called to good works that will bring Glory to God
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)