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Why are we here? MEANING. Big Questions Session 2.1.

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1 Why are we here? MEANING

2 Big Questions Session 2.1

3 2.1 Big Questions Key Concept You are positioned in the universe as a meaningful being lovingly made by God, for God's glory and with God's unique imprint.

4 2.1 Big Questions Matthew 22:36-40 Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest? He said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

5 2.1 Big Questions Intro Video

6 2.1 Big Questions SMS Question What is lifes meaning?

7 2.1 Big Questions How do we define meaning?

8 2.1 Big Questions How do we find meaning in life?

9 2.1 Big Questions What do our earthly accomplishments contribute to meaning?

10 2.1 Big Questions How do we handle the struggle of reconciling our talents with God's purpose for our lives, especially for those of us who aren't certain about where our talents lie?

11 2.1 Big Questions Why do we need meaning?

12 2.1 Big Questions What is your purpose in life?

13 2.1 Big Questions Q&A Video

14 2.1 Big Questions Q&A Discussion

15 MEANING Beauty All Around Session 2.2

16 2.2 Beauty All Around Key Concept As food is to the body, beauty is to the soul.Frederick Buechner

17 2.2 Beauty All Around Psalm 8 O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger.

18 2.2 Beauty All Around Intro Video

19 2.2 Beauty All Around SMS Question What distracts you from seeing beauty?

20 2.2 Beauty All Around Why is it so easy to miss the beautiful all around us?

21 2.2 Beauty All Around Aren't distractions fine as long as they make us happy?

22 2.2 Beauty All Around How do we define beauty?

23 2.2 Beauty All Around What does beauty have to do with worship?

24 2.2 Beauty All Around Q&A Video

25 2.2 Beauty All Around Q&A Discussion

26 MEANING The Meaning of Stuff Session 2.3

27 2.3 The Meaning of Stuff Key Concept Life is more than our stuff.

28 2.3 The Meaning of Stuff Matthew 6:19-21 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

29 2.3 The Meaning of Stuff Intro Video

30 2.3 The Meaning of Stuff SMS Question What stuff would make you happy?

31 2.3 The Meaning of Stuff Why are people so preoccupied with having more and more stuff?

32 2.3 The Meaning of Stuff Why does satisfaction seem so brief?

33 2.3 The Meaning of Stuff What does human longing tell us about our identity?

34 2.3 The Meaning of Stuff What does Jesus have to say about the things we treasure in life?

35 2.3 The Meaning of Stuff Would Jesus say the same things to us today?

36 2.3 The Meaning of Stuff How is it that we can be fulfilled in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ?

37 2.3 The Meaning of Stuff Q&A Video

38 2.3 The Meaning of Stuff Q&A Discussion

39 MEANING Living Purpose Session 2.4

40 2.4 Living Purpose Key Concept Happiness is not the goal of our lives but the byproduct of a life lived with purpose.

41 2.4 Living Purpose John 15:4, 11 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me….These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

42 2.4 Living Purpose Intro Video

43 2.4 Living Purpose SMS Question What gives you meaning and purpose in life?

44 2.4 Living Purpose Why would a life without purpose be unbearable?

45 2.4 Living Purpose How does one discover purpose?

46 2.4 Living Purpose How does purpose determine ones life?

47 2.4 Living Purpose How is the story of the rich, young ruler, in Luke 18:18-29, a story about ultimate purpose?

48 2.4 Living Purpose How does disappointment conspire against a sense of purpose in life?

49 2.4 Living Purpose How is happiness related to meaning and purpose?

50 2.4 Living Purpose Do all religions view purpose in the same way?

51 2.4 Living Purpose Q&A Video

52 2.4 Living Purpose Q&A Discussion


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