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The Purpose Given Life Part I: The Key Perspective Pastor Joe Pursch Chinese Grace Bible Church January 1, 2012.

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1 The Purpose Given Life Part I: The Key Perspective Pastor Joe Pursch Chinese Grace Bible Church January 1, 2012

2 Introduction

3 I.The Key Perspective: Purpose Driven or Purpose ________? Given

4 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.

5 John 17:4 (ESV) 4 I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.

6 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,

7 Corinthians 6:19-20 (ESV) 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

8 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.

9 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.

10 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.

11 II.Our Real Purpose: To ________ God Glorify

12 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,

13 Isaiah 43:6-7 (ESV) 7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

14 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV) 31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

15 Psalm 86:8-12 (ESV) 8 There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours.

16 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.

17 Psalm 86:8-12 (ESV) 10 For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.

18 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.

19 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.

20 John 17:4 (ESV) 4 I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.

21 Timothy 1:17 (ESV) 17 To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

22 III.Our Silent Problem: His Satisfaction or _______? Mine

23 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.

24 Philippians 1:20-21 (ESV) 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

25 Philippians 4:4 (ESV) 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.

26 Psalm 37:4 (ESV) 4 Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

27 IV.The Pathway of Practice: Untangling the ____________ Intangible

28 IV.The Pathway of Practice: Untangling the ____________ A.The Pathway of __________ Intangible Redemption

29 Ephesians 2:1-10, (ESV) 1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins

30 Ephesians 2:1-10, (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—

31 Ephesians 2:1-10, (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.

32 Ephesians 2:1-10, (ESV) 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

33 Ephesians 2:1-10, (ESV) 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

34 Ephesians 2:1-10, (ESV) 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

35 Ephesians 2:1-10, (ESV) 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

36 Ephesians 2:1-10, (ESV) 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

37 Ephesians 2:1-10, (ESV) 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

38 Ephesians 2:1-10, (ESV) 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

39 Ephesians 2:1-10, (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,

40 Ephesians 2:1-10, (ESV) 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,

41 Ephesians 2:1-10, (ESV) 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.

42 Ephesians 2:1-10, (ESV) 22 In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

43 Philippians 2:9-10 (ESV) 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,

44 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,

45 IV.The Pathway of Practice: Untangling the ____________ A.The Pathway of __________ B.The Pathway of __________ Intangible Redemption Intention

46 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV) 31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

47 Philippians 1:21 (ESV) 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

48 IV.The Pathway of Practice: Untangling the ____________ A.The Pathway of __________ B.The Pathway of __________ C.The Pathway of __________ Intangible Redemption Intention Belief

49 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,

50 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.

51 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.

52 Conclusion


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