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Today’s Opportunity to Grow Toward Christ-Purpose

August 19th, 2011

JOHN SHIRK – Purpose is defined as the reason for which something is done or created.

Speaking of Jesus, Colossians 1:16 tells us that all things were created by him and for him.

We exist for His glory, not our own. If we live to please ourselves, our purpose is too small.  Rick Warren, author of the Purpose Driven Life, says, “Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning.”

If God is not at the steering wheel of our decisions, then other influences will seek to drive our engine.  Some examples include materialism, other religious influences, or people’s opinions.

Purpose in God provides hope and direction. Philippians 2:13 addresses believers this way: “For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.”

A God-given purpose is a character quality that enables us to represent Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk



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