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There Is No Such Thing As An Ordinary Christian

There Is No Such Thing As An Ordinary Christian

You are not ordinary!

One of the lies the enemy wants us to believe is that we are just ordinary and worthless, that we are not doing anything for the Lord, that we have no value to the Lord. We look around us and we see our fellow believers doing all kinds of things that we aren’t doing. They are going on mission trips, going into prisons, leading churches, starting ministries. And what are we doing? We are just going to work every day, just trying to get by. Taking our kids to school. Picking them up. Going to the store. Cutting the grass. Taking out the trash. Sure we go to church, we give what we can, we go to our fellowship group. But we’re just ordinary. Not doing anything special.

God wants his children to know that there is no such thing as an ordinary Christian.

If you have called on the name of the Lord, you are not ordinary in God’s eyes.

So what does the Bible say about us “ordinary” Christians?

You have been uniquely and personally chosen and called by God

We exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory. 1 Thessalonians 2:12

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. John 15:16

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. Romans 8:28-30

You are not ordinary! You have been chosen personally by the King of kings to know him and his love and kindness. You have been chosen to bear fruit for him. Even though you may not see that fruit, he does and he will make sure you bear fruit.

Jesus loved you and gave himself for you

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

 

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Mark Altrogge is the original triple threat: singer, songwriter, pastor. He has been the senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Church of Indiana, PA for over 25 years, and is the author of many well known worship songs such as “I Stand In Awe”, and “In The Presence”. When not pastoring or writing songs, Mark can be found consuming vast quantities of coffee. Unfortunately, Mark is not particularly gifted in the area of athletics.