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We are God’s Poem by Pastor Melissa Scott

December 15th, 2011

Scripture must confirm itself. You cannot take this as a doctrine to confuse people. “Well we’re saved by grace through faith, not of works lest any man should boast, but now I’m going to tell you…” Do you think Paul was that confused?

“Now I’m going to tell you, you were created for this to go out and do good works.” Something very subtle is being said. Faith is the element. God starts with where we are.

The Bible is as crystal clear as can be: by grace, through faith. Now, verse 10, “we are His workmanship.”

Pastor Melissa Scott continues her teaching:  It tells us that this possessive pronoun, “His” (in the Greek, autou).  This makes it genitive: His.

Oof course Paul wrote a letter. He didn’t write chapter and verse; the Greek always puts the first thing at the front. This is what our attention should be drawn to. “His” for” (Greek gar) “we are” (Greek esmen) we get our English word “poem” from this Greek word poiema. Now that’s not bad. That’s not bad to say, “We are His poem.” But considering God’s the greatest wordsmith that ever lived and in the beginning was the Word and the Word spoke.

Pastor Melissa Scott

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