Sunday Morning Worship
June 3, 2012
Today: “Broken Self-Worth”
Scripture: Romans 8:31-39 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Intro: Jesus’ mission was to be our redeemer — our Restorer!
I. GOD’S LOVE REPAIRS BROKEN SELF-WORTH.
* Poor self-esteem is a symptom of a poor ____understanding____ of God’s love.
Ephesians 3:17b-19 …And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
II. THE QUALITY OF GOD’S LOVE REPAIRS BROKEN SELF-WORTH.
1 John 3:1 – How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
* If there is “great” love, there must exist poor love.
Conclusion: Take note of the symptoms of broken self-worth:
1. Fear of rejection .
2. Responding defensively to every criticism .
3. Unable to express our true feelings .
4. Depression that doesn’t seem to have any actual events that cause it.