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Author and Finisher - More Than Words on a Page

Our life is authored by an image that causes us to make decisions based upon the image of what we believe our life should look like or what we believe about ourselves. Every day is a blank page that we are going to write on or we are going to allow God to write. It is our choice depending upon who we give "our" writing utensil to to write on that day's blank page.


God clearly states He is he one who formed us before we were in our mother's womb, Psalms 139: 13-18, and He even told Jeremiah 1:5-10 that God knew him before he formed him in his mother's womb. WOW! Not only that but God sanctified Jeremiah and ordained him a prophet unto the nations before he was in his mother's belly. Even though God tells Jeremiah this, he still questions God on his plan that he is a child, verse 6, and cannot "live" the story God wants to write about and through Jeremiah. It took the hand of God to touch Jeremiah's mouth to being accomplishing what God wanted to write about Jeremiah, which was

10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and

to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.





Jeremiah questioned God because he had a false image about himself and what God created him to be. Until God destroyed that false image of that he had of himself, Jeremiah was writing his own life story.


We must look to Jesus who is the the author of eternal salvation, Hebrews 5:9, and follow his example, Hebrews 5:7, to be able to look at him as the author and finisher of our faith, Hebrews 12:1-3. Jesus was able to fulfill the call of God on his life because the words on the scrolls were more than just words on the page, they spoke of His destiny. If we do not follow the example, we will listen to the voice of the false image of ourselves that God never intended for us to become. We will fulfill the false image destiny instead of the one God created us to become.


God responds to those who fear the Lord and speak often one to another about Him. Not only does He respond but a book will be written before Him about those who fear the Lord and think on His name, Malachi 3:16-18.


Questions to discuss this week:

  1. What does the statement "I am fearfully and wonderfully made" mean to you now?

  2. When did God create you and your purpose on this earth?

  3. Who or what has been the author(s) of your life?

  4. Why should we look to Jesus as the author and finisher of "our" faith?

  5. What does the phrase "more than Words on a page" mean to you?

  6. What were some aha moments from this message that is becoming life in your life?



Looking Unto The Author and Finisher,

Rev. Ryan Welker


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What does the statement "I am fearfully and wonderfully made mean to you


Well God gave me this gift of life I think God wants me to Just be John someone with a good personality a good heart someone that wants to love people and I guess try not to make things complicated Just allow God to keep writing my script and I one day will have inturnal Life.


What did God create you and your purpose on this earth?


God created me in my mother's womb that instint he began my story and with all his glory.


Who or what has been the author's of your life?


At times it's been God. But it's also been my allowing fear…


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Thank you John for your honest post! As I said to Rabbi Nate, Elder Christy, Sue, Pastor Riley, Pastor Aaron, and Deacon Heath. I enjoyed reading it and it ministered to me knowing you caught the heart beat of God and responded appropriately.


Great insight about yourself and the false image that caused you to write a different story than what God planned.

Who or what has been the author's of your life?

"At times it's been God. But it's also been my allowing fear to set in and I allowed God to take a back seat thankfully he never left I most definitely went off course but he always pulls me back when I finally realize I need him…


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  1. What does the statement "I am fearfully and wonderfully made" mean to you now? That God has created each one of us exactly the way that He want to, and He gave each one of us our gifts and talents so that we can be in the place that He wants us to be in His kingdom.

  2. When did God create you and your purpose on this earth? in my mothers womb.

  3. Who or what has been the author(s) of your life? For the first 30 years of my life I was the author of my life doing anything that I wanted to do causing me to almost loose my life 10 years later, since then I have allowed God…


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Aye Aye Captain..... Short sweet and always to the point. As I said to Rabbi Nate, Elder Christy, Sue, Pastor Riley, and Pastor Aaron, I enjoyed reading it and it ministered to me knowing you caught the heart beat of God and responded appropriately.


Great answer Deacon Heath.

What does the phrase "more than Words on a page" mean to you?

"For my life to be fruitful in the kingdom I must live what the words on the paper say." - This too was the heart beat of the message.


Thank you for being a story so many people, including myself, are reading here in BAM PA. It is a Godly story! Changing lives one message at a time.


Looking…


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What does the statement "I am fearfully and wonderfully made" mean to you now?

Intentionally created with a plan. My life is not an accident, it is something that God designed. 


When did God create you and your purpose on this earth?

He knew me before he formed me. He had a need for a specific time and purpose and so he created me with the gifts and talent's abilities to do the plan.


Who or what has been the author(s) of your life.

God, leadership, and myself.  Not listed in a particular order.


Why should we look to Jesus as the author and finisher of "our" faith?

Our authorship can only be from our perspective; we don't see as…


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Ps. Aaron,


I loved your statement

He had a need for a specific time and purpose and so he created me with the gifts and talent's abilities to do the plan.”

It very much reminds me of Esther 4:14.

God knows exactly what He is doing and He knows exactly what He needs to accomplish it. No one is an accident or coincidence. He designs with purpose in mind.

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  1. What does the statement "I am fearfully and wonderfully made" mean to you now?

"Fearfully and wonderfully made" means so much more now. It was a wonderful reminder of who our God is and what He thinks of us. When I look at my kids I constantly think about God has a plan for them, He put things inside them and at the right time their call and purpose will come out. So, when I think of this phrase, He respectively thought about and created us for the purpose of His greater plan. He put inside of us an opportunity for real joy, which is effecting someone else's life. When we choose to let Him be our author and actua…


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Pastor Riley.. Amazing post! As I said to Rabbi Nate, Elder Christy and Sue, I enjoyed reading it and it ministered to me knowing you caught the heart beat of God and responded appropriately.


What does the statement "I am fearfully and wonderfully made" mean to you now?

"Fearfully and wonderfully made" means so much more now. It was a wonderful reminder of who our God is and what He thinks of us. When I look at my kids I constantly think about God has a plan for them, He put things inside them and at the right time their call and purpose will come out. So, when I think of this phrase, He respectively thought about and created us…


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What does the statement “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” mean to you now? That phrase means more than most of us understand. God had and has a specific purpose for each one of us before our existence on this earth. 


When did God create you and your purpose on this earth? God created and formed me in my mother's womb. He knew me then and already had my life mapped out if I would choose to follow that path. 


Who or what has been the author(s) of your life? I know most of the time I have been the author. I also know that there have been times in my life that only God could have been the author. Only He could have orchestrated…


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Love your thoughts on more than words on a page… “Our lives are made up of the words we allow to form us and our world. Having the right words, words of life, forming and molding us and our story is of utmost importance.”


Words we allow in certainty make up our lives for better or worse! Would rather have God given words than anything else.

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