Seminar Objective To understand God’s plan and purpose for your life using check points for relationships and social behaviour for your success
Setting the scene Why do you need to check yourself? 10% of 16 – 25 year olds think life has little or no purpose 50% of the 40,000 pregnancies in 2008 among girls under 18 ended in abortion 40% of unemployed young people said they were unhappy or depressed 34% of young people did not have a parent who they considered a role model
What the Bible says about God’s plan for your life To be in intimate relationship with Him. To be in His image after His likeness and to have dominion (Gen 1:26). Be fruitful, multiply, replenish the earth and subdue it (Gen 1:28).
What the Bible says about God’s plan for your life He ordained male and female relationships in marriage and therefore designed sex within the confinements of marriage (Gen. 2: 24). For you to discover His purpose for your life – the ‘treasure’ within (2 Cor. 4:7).
What the Bible says about God’s plan for your life Spread the Gospel of Hope (Mark 16:15) To love others (John 15:17) He wants to be glorified in our bodies (1 Cor. 6:9)
What the Bible says about God’s plan for your life Train up children in the way of the Lord (Prov. 22:6) He wants you to prosper -the whole person- (3 John 1:2) To choose Him above, self, world, satan. (Exod. 20:3) To have a worship, life, work balance.
God’s plan v Satan’s plan St John 10 v 10 ‘The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly’
Relationships “Evil communication corrupts good manners” 1 Cor 15:33
Types of Relationships Acquaintances Friendships Dating Partners
Types of Love Agape – God’s perfect love Phileo – Brotherly love Storge (maternal / paternal) – Family love Eros – Romantic love
Group Activity Split into two groups by gender Males Females Please discuss and answer the following questions?
Group Exercise Contrast the difference between male and female expectations in relationships
Life Plan Child - nurtured Teens - discovery Young adults - choices Adults – build Seniors - legacy
Life Plan Key Points: Understand God’s purpose for your life Write a vision Act on your vision Develop your gift Build a team Leave a legacy
CHECKPOINTS TO SUCCESS C = Christ’s Image / likeness H = Habits E = Education C = Choices K = Kingdom principles U = Unplanned events R = Relationships S = Self control E = Effects of pre-marital sex L = Love v Lust F = Fresh start