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“The Real You” Series – Week 3: You Are Chosen!

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Ever been rejected? Ever been the last one to be picked by the captain of the team? Feels just like you’ve been punched in the gut, right?

Well, I’ve got good news for you. As a Believer in Jesus, you are chosen! You’re in! You’re not waiting to get in or needing to earn your way in. You are in and you are in to stay…all because of Jesus!

Why is this important? Because when you live convinced that you’re chosen, you live differently. You live confident!

Here are some comments from others about this video:

“Sandra, you have no idea how this is impacting all of us!” – Gaylene from Bella Vista, Arkansas

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“Thank You Sandra, such encouragement!” – Betty from Bell City, Missouri

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“Wow this is awesome just what I have been going through this year. Struggling still.” – Tricia from St. Louis, Missouri

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“He loves us just because we are His!!” – Christy from Washington, Illinois

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“I love that all your messages are delivered wrapped up in God’s love.” – Connie from Hendersonville, TN

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 “I need to get this deeply rooted in myself – ‘I believe I am not rejected.'” – Michelle from Cape May, New Jersey

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Here’s the foundational verse for this series:

2 Corinthians 5:17 (AMPC)
Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!

Chosen – having been selected as the best or most appropriate.

Synonym – hand picked

Here are some of the other scriptures I used in the video below:

1 Peter 2:9 (TPT)
But you are God’s chosen treasure—priests who are kings, a spiritual “nation” set apart as God’s devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience His marvelous light, and now He claims you as His very own. He did this so that you would broadcast His glorious wonders throughout the world.

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Ephesians 2:8-10 (NLT)
8 God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.

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Ephesians 2:8-10 (AMP)
8 For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God; 9 not as a result of [your] works [nor your attempts to keep the Law], so that no one will [be able to] boast or take credit in any way [for his salvation]. 10 For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].

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Jeremiah 1:5a (AMPC)
Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My
chosen instrument

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Ephesians 1:3-6 (TPT)

Our Sonship and the Father’s Plan

3 Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm has already been lavished upon us as a love gift from our wonderful heavenly Father, the Father of our Lord Jesus—all because he sees us wrapped into Christ. This is why we celebrate him with all our hearts!
4 And He chose us to be His very own, joining us to Himself even before He laid the foundation of the universe! Because of His great love, He ordained us, so that we would be seen as holy in His eyes with an unstained innocence.
5–6 For it was always in His perfect plan to adopt us as. His delightful children, through our union with Jesus, the Anointed One, so that His tremendous love that cascades over us would glorify His grace—for the same love He has for his Beloved One, Jesus, He has for us. And this unfolding plan brings Him great pleasure!

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I hope you enjoy week 3 of this video series!

Note: Be sure to click on the settings gear and change the video quality to HD after clicking on play.

If you have not yet made Jesus your Savior and received the wonderful joy that His finished work on the cross has provided for you to live in, please visit my page here titled Jesus In The Driver’s Seat. On this page I explain the good news of the gospel and you will have the opportunity to pray a prayer of salvation, making Jesus your Savior! Jesus loves you and His arms are wide open!

Sandra McCollom

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