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1 The Purpose Given Life Part IV Pastor Joe Pursch Chinese Grace Bible Church Sunday, February 5, 2012

2 Introduction

3 I.The Key Perspective: Purpose Given vs. Purpose Driven

4 II.The Key Principles to Focus On: A. The _______: To Glorify God and Enjoy Him Forever Point

5 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,

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

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

8 II.The Key Principles to Focus On: B. The _______: Magnify God’s Presence (Privately) and God’s Person (Publicly) Portrait

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

10 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.

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

12 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.

13 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.

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

15 II.The Key Principles to Focus On: C. The __________: Expect Pain and Peace Promis e

16 Isaiah 14:12-15 (ESV) 12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!

17 Isaiah 14:12-15 (ESV) 13 You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north;

18 Isaiah 14:12-15 (ESV) 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’

19 Isaiah 14:12-15 (ESV) 15 But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit.

20 Isaiah 42:8 (ESV) 8 I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.

21 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.

22 Romans 11:36 (ESV) 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

23 III.The Key Pathways to Follow: How To Glorify God A. The Pathway of __________ Passio n

24 Isaiah 42:8 (ESV) 8 I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.

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

26 Philippians 3:7-10 (ESV) 7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.

27 Philippians 3:7-10 (ESV) 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ

28 Philippians 3:7-10 (ESV) 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—

29 Philippians 3:7-10 (ESV) 10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,

30 III.The Key Pathways to Follow: How To Glorify God B. The Pathway of ______________ Redemption

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

32 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—

33 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.

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

35 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—

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

37 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.

38 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,

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

40 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.

41 Ephesians 2:19-22 (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,

42 Ephesians 2:19-22 (ESV) 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,

43 Ephesians 2:19-22 (ESV) 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.

44 Ephesians 2:19-22 (ESV) 22 In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

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

46 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,

47 III.The Key Pathways to Follow: How To Glorify God C. The Pathway of __________ Intention

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

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

50 III.The Key Pathways to Follow: How To Glorify God D. The Pathway of __________ Belief

51 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,

52 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.

53 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.

54 Conclusion

55 John 12:27-28 (ESV) 27 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.”


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