People Matter | Firm Foundation Week 3 | Pastor Chad Fagundes

January 22, 2023   /   Koinonia Church

People Matter

Series: Firm Foundation

Pastor Chad Fagundes


Matthew 7: 24-25 ESV

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house- on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs

Why People Matter 


  1. We are made in the of God. 
    • Genesis 1:26 ESV

2. We are and with Christ. 

    • Romans 8:16-17 ESV
    • Ephesians 2:4-7 ESV

3. We are His . 

    • Colossians 3:12 ESV
    • 1 Peter 2:9-10 ESV

4. God to save us. 

    • John 3:16-17 ESV
    • 1 Timothy 2:4-6 ESV
    • 2 Peter 3:9 ESV

The Challenge: People are difficult.  


How We Make People Matter


  1. Place yourself others.
    • Philippians 2:3-4 ESV
    • “First will be last, and last will be first”
      • Matthew 19, 20, and Luke 13 
    • How we treat the disenfranchised reflects our love for Jesus
      • Matthew 25:34-40 ESV


2. Stay on course with the . 

    • Matthew 28:18-20 ESV
    • Acts 1:8 ESV

3. Pray for your and stay out of the .

    • Matthew 5:38-48 ESV

4. Allow the love of the Father to .

    • Luke 15:11-31 ESV

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