You don’t stand out by fitting in with the world, you stand out by living set apart.
We are called to stand out, not fit in. You have been set apart by grace, for the good of others and the glory of God. That’s who you are in Jesus… pretty cool huh? But, what does it mean?
You have been Set Apart by grace, for the good of others and the glory of God. That’s who you are in Jesus… pretty cool huh? But what does it mean? Track with me as we chop it up…
What does all that mean??? It means that you are set apart
You’re unique, different, special, you have a calling on your life.
If you’ll embrace this it can change you, it can awaken you to the full life Jesus has for you.
And the thing is we want to be set apart don’t we. we sense that deep down we don’t really fit in with the world… I mean we spend our lives trying to stand out , be noticed, and find significance by trying to fit in. but you don’t stand out by fitting in with the world, you stand out by living set apart.
The Greek word used in the bible to define us is Ekklesia – called out ones – Set Apart. Matthew 16:18
In Jesus, we have been set apart. Pulled away from the world, for the world, by God for God, adopted into his family…you are a beloved son or daughter and you belong to a good family with a good Father – set apart.
And You Are Set Apart By Grace
Eph 2:4-10 – It is by grace so that no one can boast
Grace is the undeserved favor of God, and supernatural empowerment to live different – to live the set apart life.
It’s by grace
You didn’t earn it, perform for it, deserve it, you didn’t achieve it, you’re not exclusive or elite, but it’s God’s grace that has touched your life.
And because you didn’t do anything to deserve being set apart, you can’t do anything to lose being set apart, it’s all based on Jesus, not you and that’s on Facts!
You’ve been Set Apart by Grace – you’ve been called out – separate for a purpose – by God’s doing not your own.
When God says you are set apart don’t tell him you’re not. When God says you are holy, don’t tell him you’re not …
1 Cor 6:11 tells us We have been given a perfect standing with God because of Jesus. We are set apart, by grace.
We have been handpicked out of this world and now belong to Jesus (Deut 7:6)
We have a heavenly treasure chest of hope that God wants everyone to know about
We are in the world but not of the world
We did not choose God, but God chose us
We are A chosen people, a royal priesthood, God’s special possessions
He chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight
Will you BELIEVE IT for yourself?
You have been set apart by Grace… and that’s only the beginning to so much more
Check out the next two videos on this to understand what you’ve been set apart for and why it matters for your life.