Theme: We all are God's workmanship.
1. Ephesians 2:10 says that we are “created … to do good works.” What makes a work “good?” What are some good works that you can do?
2. The Bible doesn’t tell us much about what the apostle Paul looked like. But it does give us some hints. 2 Corinthians 10:10 says, “in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing.” He may have been nearly blind from an illness (Galatians 4:13-15). If you passed him on the street, you might have not notice him at all. But God chose Paul to preach his Word all around the world. Millions of people have heard and read about Jesus Christ because Paul followed the Lord and did what God wanted him to do. Think about what good works you can do, as a Christ follower who God loves, as you listen to today’s episode.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”
In this episode, Liz and his friends were paired up with kids from a special-needs class. They learned not to judge people by what’s on the outside but to look inside to find value—the way God does with you.
All of us have strengths and weaknesses. You might be musical. You might be good at math. You might run fast or be a great cook. Or you might be bad at some (or all) of those things. God has a plan for each of us, including you. There are good works you can do for him because he designed you that way (2 Timothy 2:21). That doesn’t mean that you can do anything you want to. But it does mean that you can do good things for the Lord.
What are some good works you can do for God? Think about your talents. How can you use them at your church?
What other good works can you do? Remember, everyone—yes, you too!—has strengths they can use for the Lord.