01.08.20123 I.The Key Perspective: Purpose Driven or Purpose ________? Given
01.08.20124 Colossians 1:16 (ESV) 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities— all things were created through him and for him.
01.08.20125 John 17:4 (ESV) 4 I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.
01.08.20126 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (ESV) 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,
01.08.20127 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (ESV) 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
01.08.20128 1 Peter 2:9-11 (ESV) 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
01.08.20129 1 Peter 2:9-11 (ESV) 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
01.08.201210 1 Peter 2:9-11 (ESV) 11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
01.08.201211 II.Our Real Purpose: To ________ God Glorify
01.08.201212 Isaiah 43:6-7 (ESV) 6 I will say to the north, Give up, and to the south, Do not withhold; bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth,
01.08.201213 Isaiah 43:6-7 (ESV) 7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
01.08.201214 1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV) 31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
01.08.201215 Psalm 86:8-12 (ESV) 8 There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours.
01.08.201216 Psalm 86:8-12 (ESV) 9 All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name.
01.08.201217 Psalm 86:8-12 (ESV) 10 For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.
01.08.201218 Psalm 86:8-12 (ESV) 11 Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.
01.08.201219 Psalm 86:8-12 (ESV) 12 I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.
01.08.201220 John 17:4 (ESV) 4 I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.
01.08.201221 1 Timothy 1:17 (ESV) 17 To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
01.08.201222 III.Our Silent Problem: His Satisfaction or _______? Mine
01.08.201223 Philippians 1:20-21 (ESV) 20 as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.
01.08.201224 Philippians 1:20-21 (ESV) 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
01.08.201225 Philippians 4:4 (ESV) 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
01.08.201226 Psalm 37:4 (ESV) 4 Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
01.08.201227 Jeremiah 9:23-24 (ESV) 23 Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches,
01.08.201228 Jeremiah 9:23-24 (ESV) 24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD.”
01.08.201229 Jeremiah 32:40-41 (ESV) 40 I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. And I will put the fear of me in their hearts, that they may not turn from me.
01.08.201230 Jeremiah 32:40-41 (ESV) 41 I will rejoice in doing them good, and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness, with all my heart and all my soul.
01.08.201231 Luke 9:23-25 (ESV) 23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
01.08.201232 Luke 9:23-25 (ESV) 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
01.08.201233 Luke 9:23-25 (ESV) 25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
01.08.201234 1 Timothy 6:17-19 (ESV) 17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.
01.08.201235 1 Timothy 6:17-19 (ESV) 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,
01.08.201236 1 Timothy 6:17-19 (ESV) 19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.
01.08.201237 Romans 8:28 (ESV) 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
01.08.201238 IV.The Pathway of Practice: Untangling the ____________ Intangible
01.08.201239 IV.The Pathway of Practice: Untangling the ____________ A.The Pathway of __________ Intangible Redemption
01.08.201240 Ephesians 2:1-10, 19-22 (ESV) 1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins
01.08.201241 Ephesians 2:1-10, 19-22 (ESV) 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—
01.08.201242 Ephesians 2:1-10, 19-22 (ESV) 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
01.08.201243 Ephesians 2:1-10, 19-22 (ESV) 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
01.08.201244 Ephesians 2:1-10, 19-22 (ESV) 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
01.08.201245 Ephesians 2:1-10, 19-22 (ESV) 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
01.08.201246 Ephesians 2:1-10, 19-22 (ESV) 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
01.08.201247 Ephesians 2:1-10, 19-22 (ESV) 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
01.08.201248 Ephesians 2:1-10, 19-22 (ESV) 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
01.08.201249 Ephesians 2:1-10, 19-22 (ESV) 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
01.08.201250 Ephesians 2:1-10, 19-22 (ESV) 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
01.08.201251 Ephesians 2:1-10, 19-22 (ESV) 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,
01.08.201252 Ephesians 2:1-10, 19-22 (ESV) 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.
01.08.201253 Ephesians 2:1-10, 19-22 (ESV) 22 In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
01.08.201254 Philippians 2:9-10 (ESV) 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,
01.08.201255 Philippians 2:9-10 (ESV) 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
01.08.201256 IV.The Pathway of Practice: Untangling the ____________ A.The Pathway of __________ B.The Pathway of __________ Intangible Redemption Intention
01.08.201257 1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV) 31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
01.08.201258 Philippians 1:21 (ESV) 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
01.08.201259 IV.The Pathway of Practice: Untangling the ____________ A.The Pathway of __________ B.The Pathway of __________ C.The Pathway of __________ Intangible Redemption Intention Belief
01.08.201260 Romans 4:20 (ESV) 20 No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God,
01.08.201261 1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV) 13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
01.08.201262 1 John 5:10 (ESV) 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son.