Looking at the Big Picture


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This is a look at what is the purpose of life from a Biblical perspective focusing on Jesus, the gospel, church and mission.

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Looking at the Big Picture

  1. 1. Looking at the Big Picture
  2. 2. What is the purpose of life?
  3. 3. What is God’s will for me?
  4. 4. Girl and Question Marks
  5. 5. Magnifying Glass
  6. 6. Danger Sign
  7. 7. Thinker Statue
  8. 8. Red Heart
  9. 9. Library Shelves
  10. 10. Heart Shaped Stone
  11. 11. Leaping through Air
  12. 12. Red Heart
  13. 13. Compass in Sand
  14. 14. Wrong Way Sign
  15. 15. Head On Car Crash
  16. 16. Frog on Pot
  17. 17. Frog Outside Pot
  18. 18. Frog in Pot
  19. 19. Boiling Water
  20. 20. Dangerous Influences <ul><li>Materialism </li></ul><ul><li>Individualism </li></ul><ul><li>Relativism </li></ul><ul><li>Pragmatism </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul>
  21. 21. Holding the Earth
  22. 22. My Story
  23. 23. Sistine Chapel Ceiling
  24. 24. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11
  25. 25. My Story
  26. 26. His Story
  27. 27. It’s about Jesus!
  28. 28. It’s about Jesus! “ You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me! John 5:39 (NLT)
  29. 29. It’s about Jesus! Then Jesus said to them, “You foolish people! You find it so hard to believe all that the prophets wrote in the Scriptures. Wasn’t it clearly predicted that the Messiah would have to suffer all these things before entering his glory?” Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. Luke 24:25-27 (NLT)
  30. 30. It’s About Jesus The Bible The Gospel Jesus
  31. 31. Gospel Church Mission Jesus Gospel Church Mission
  32. 32. Trinity Symbol
  33. 33. The Trinity and the Gospel <ul><li>The Father established the eternal plan of salvation and sent His Son. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus fulfilled the plan and accomplished redemption for man. </li></ul><ul><li>The Spirit applies the benefits of Christ’s atonement to believers. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Gospel Church Mission Jesus Gospel Church Mission
  35. 35. Importance of the Gospel But he replied, “I must preach the Good News of the Kingdom of God in other towns, too, because that is why I was sent.” Luke 4:43 (NLT)
  36. 36. Importance of the Gospel I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes… Romans 1:16 (NIV)
  37. 37. The Gospel The gospel is the good news of what God has done through His Son Jesus Christ to restore His reign and rule over all creation and bring reconciliation to all those who repent and place their trust in Jesus.
  38. 38. Aspects of the Gospel <ul><li>Understanding the gospel </li></ul><ul><li>Living the gospel </li></ul><ul><li>Proclaiming the gospel </li></ul><ul><li>Defending the gospel </li></ul>
  39. 39. Understanding the Gospel <ul><li>Growing in knowledge and understanding of the gospel. </li></ul><ul><li>Able to write out the gospel. </li></ul><ul><li>Able to clearly explain the gospel to others. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Understanding the Gospel You never leave the gospel to go onto other things. You only go deeper into it.
  41. 41. Living the Gospel <ul><li>Preach the gospel to yourself daily. </li></ul><ul><li>Live based on the truths of who you are in Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>Live a life of repentance and faith. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Proclaiming the Gospel <ul><li>Holy Spirit – need for prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Gospel – know it well </li></ul><ul><li>Testimony – your story & life </li></ul>
  43. 43. Defending the Gospel <ul><li>Why believe in God? </li></ul><ul><li>Why believe that the Bible is the Word of God? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does God allow evil and suffering? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does God send people to hell? </li></ul>
  44. 44. Gospel Church Mission Jesus Gospel Church Mission
  45. 45. Importance of the Church God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord. Ephesians 3:10-11 (NLT)
  46. 46. Importance of the Church 7 A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other… 27 All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:7, 27 (NLT)
  47. 47. The Church <ul><li>Bride of Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Body of Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Family of God </li></ul>
  48. 48. Trinity Symbol
  49. 49. Gospel Church Mission Jesus Gospel Church Mission
  50. 50. The Tri-Fold Mission Bringing glory to Jesus and the Father Expanding the Kingdom of God Making disciples of all nations
  51. 51. The Mission Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT)
  52. 52. The Goal 10 your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven… 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:10, 33 (NIV)
  53. 53. The Goal … which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, Ephesians 1:20-22 (NIV)
  54. 54. The Purpose Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:21 ... as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory. 2 Corinthians 4:15
  55. 55. Mountain Top Sunset
  56. 56. Mountain Top Sunset “ The glory of God is the infinite beauty and greatness of his manifold perfections.” John Piper
  57. 57. Mountain Top Sunset “ Chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” The Westminster Confession
  58. 58. God’s Will For Us Mission - to make disciples of Jesus who love God and people Goal - to expand the kingdom of God by bringing the love of God Purpose - to bring glory to Jesus and the Father so they may be worshiped
  59. 59. The Big Picture Jesus Gospel Church Mission
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