Presentation on theme: "What is the purpose of life for born-again believers? Be good moral examples to others Try to obey the Ten Commandments Go to church and study the Bible."— Presentation transcript:
What is the purpose of life for born-again believers? Be good moral examples to others Try to obey the Ten Commandments Go to church and study the Bible Witness to unbelievers
What’s the purpose of life for Born-Again Believers Born-Again Believers? to GLORIFY GOD We are commanded to glorify God, 1 Peter 4:16,... but if anyone suffers [undeserved suffering] as a Christian, let him not feel ashamed, but in that name [on behalf of Christ], let him glorify God [pam].
The question is HOW?
When believers Faith-Rest through undeserved suffering, they are blessed and God is glorified. It is His grace and His power that enables them to endure suffering. Its not what we do but what God does for us and through us that is glorious.
The more God can do for us, the more He is glorified. The problem is, believers try to glorify God through what they do rather than what He does. Believers are impressed with their puny efforts, but God isn’t.
But doesn’t our service glorify God? Yes, because of what He enables us to do. We are commanded to serve the Lord Romans 12:11, Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. The question is HOW?
He motivates us, gives us instructions and the power to serve so He gets the credit. Philippians 2:13, for it is God who is at work in you, both to will [motivation to learn doctrine] and to work [apply doctrine] for His good pleasure.
2 Corinthians 6:1, And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain Negative, ignorant, arrogant, apathetic believers will never know the wonderful things they lost out on until its too late. They received the grace of God in vain.
Here’s the point: we cannot glorify God or serve Him in ignorance. We have no excuse; we have written instructions as to what to do and how to do it. However, ignorance is only removed when one is humble and seeks God.
James 4:6, But He gives a greater grace [Super Grace]. Therefore it says, "God is opposed to [makes war against] the proud [arrogant], but gives grace to the humble." A believer who is humble and seeks God will be Experientially Sanctified. God will be glorified by all of the wonder- ful things He will do for this kind of believer.