-Dr. Shirley Christian-
“and in Him you have been made complete.” (Col 2:10)
“Thus he chose us in Christ before the world was made to be holy and faultless before him in love, marking us out for himself beforehand, to be adopted sons, through Jesus Christ. Such was his purpose and good pleasure,”
“And it is in him that we have received our heritage, marked out beforehand as we were, under the plan of the One who guides all things as he decides by his own will,”
Ephesians 1 :11
Gen 37:7 beginning in verse 4, And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him. And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. 6And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: 7For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
WHAT IS REJECTION: Lack of acceptance and approval–if it takes other’s acceptance to build us up, then their rejection will devastate us. Rejection underminds our sense of significance and self esteem.
How did Jesus handle rejection: Matthew 13:57
And they were offended by him. by him. But Jesus told them, “A prophet is without honor only in his hometown and in his own home.” …
John 8:14 I know where I came from and where I am going
“ For my father and my mother have forsaken me, But the LORD will take me up.” Ps 27:10
Ps 118:8 middle verse in the bible. It is better to trust in God than trust in man.
Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version (NIV)
2. He holds your hand
3. When God begins, he is already finished!
“Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is no one like Me,10Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’ Isa 46:9-10
4. Keep at the forefront of your mind:
The devil’s purpose is always to destroy the inner portrait of ourselves in Christ. If what you see now is not what you know and the inner portrait of yourself, then it is onlytemporary.
5, What are you speaking?
2 Cor 4:14, I believed there fore I spoke
John 23 I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.