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  • 1. + Finding Purpose
  • 2. +Who is God and What does he Want? TheYoung Boy Drawing a Picture of God The Grandfather Picture. The Great Watch Maker The Heavenly Cop/Scorekeeper The God of the Bible The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ Eph 1:3, 1 Pet 1:3, 2 Cor 1:3
  • 3. What difference does it make?  Prestigious school, clear opportunities Busayo Akanro
  • 4. JESUS LiFE SCHOOL • Joy • Compulsive  desire to share • A feeling of  privilege and  honor • Can’t wait to  start learning • A determination  to excel
  • 5. What Makes a School GREAT? • Robust Teacher Support • Active Family Engagement • After school successes validating curriculum • Alumni History and Success Stories • Supportive Environmental Conditions • Strong Social and Emotional Student Growth • A School‐Wide Climate of High Expectations
  • 6. + Finding Purpose
  • 7. Question: You own $10m have a terrific family and are working on a  project to help humanity, you are living and enjoying a good life. You  go visiting your kid brother in the hospital and realize that his only  hope to survive is a heart transplant within maximum of 30 mins. He  pleads with the Doctors not to kill Him and you decided to do  something strange – give Him your heart. You exchange your life for  His life, you also leave Him with access to all your resources. If you  had the capacity to watch him after you are gone, what would you  expect from Him?
  • 8. You no longer have purpose – your new purpose is  the purpose of the person who gave his life for you.  “If you don’t go all the way with me, through thick  and thin, you don’t deserve me. If your first concern  is to look after yourself, you’ll never find yourself. But  if you forget about yourself and look to me, you’ll  find both yourself and me” – Matt 10:38,39, ref Gal  2:20
  • 9. I expect my priorities to become your priorities. We become united in  purpose, priority and life. “We are intimately linked in this harvest work. Anyone who accepts  what you do, accepts me, the One who sent you. Anyone who accepts  what I do accepts my Father, who sent me. Accepting a messenger of  God is as good as being God’s messenger. Accepting someone’s help is  as good as giving someone help. This is a large work I’ve called you into,  but don’t be overwhelmed by it. It’s best to start small. Give a cool cup  of water to someone who is thirsty, for instance. The smallest act of  giving or receiving makes you a true apprentice. You won’t lose out on a  thing ” – Matt 10:40‐42
  • 10. All my resources are yours, not to keep and use for what you  think is good. They are yours as you execute my purpose. “The person who trusts me will not only do what I’m doing but  even greater things, because I, on my way to the Father, am  giving you the same work to do that I’ve been doing. You can  count on it. From now on, whatever you request along the lines  of who I am and what I am doing, I’ll do it. That’s how the  Father will be seen for who he is in the Son. I mean it. Whatever  you request in this way, I’ll do. ” – John 14:12‐14
  • 11. No matter how much you try, you can only achieve my purpose  if you take time to understand and abide in me! The secret of  fruitfulness! “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every  branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and  every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear  more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word  which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As  the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the  vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” – John 15:1‐4
  • 12. +The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree Luke 13: 6-9 He also spoke this parable:“A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. 7 Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard,‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ 8 But he answered and said to him,‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. 9 And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that[a] you can cut it down.’” How long for FIGS to fruit?
  • 13. +Write down The Names of 10 People that you can guide or lead They Can be Churched or Unchurched. It doesn’t matter what they are doing today – quality of life. Lost means: Living personal purpose and agenda. Living for Self.
  • 14. +Follow Me! Jesus is our example – love, sacrifice and discipleship He must be Lord! No purpose outside Him! No Agenda outside His! How to Witness? Definitions – Sin,Will, Lost, Lord, Lead. Do it this WEEK! BE concious.
  • 15. +The Key To Fruitfulness John 15:4-7,16 – Abide! Develop, Cultivate, Grow a relationship with Jesus.Via his Word,Via the Holy Spirit,Via Prayer and Communion,Via running His errands!
  • 16. + Words on Marble “We all are called to make disciples! There are only two kinds of people who cannot disciple, and that is one who is not a follower of Christ and/or one who disobeys God's command and refuses to disciple
  • 17. + 35 Days in God’s Agenda! Testing the Claim! Pray for the World daily for 30 days Read through the New Testament in 30 days Sacrifice your money for a specific reconciliation/gospel purpose. Connect your giving to your going. Spend your time in another context, go out to somewhere different from your normal routes and routine. Don’t’ just sacrifice your money, give yourself! 1 day. Choose a project. Commit your life to a multiplying Community (HCCC). Witness and disciple others to grow the Church and community you belong to. Invite 4 (8times) this 35 days.
  • 18. +World Prayer Plan ( Afghanistan Czech Republic Iraq North Korea Austria Denmark Israel Pakistan Bosnia Dominican Republic Italy Peru Bhutan Egypt Japan Philippines Armenia Ghana Libya Portugal Botswana France Malaysia Romania Brazil Germany Mexico Rwanda China Greece Moldova Saudi Arabia Cambodia Guatemala Mozambique Slovakia Congo DRC Haiti Myanmar Slovenia Costa Rica Hungary Nepal South Africa Croatia India Nicaragua South Korea
  • 19. +Bible Reading Plan 1. Matthew 1-9 2. Matthew 10-15 3. Matthew 16-22 4. Matthew 23-28 5. Mark 1-8 6. Mark 9-16 7. Luke 1-6 8. Luke 7-11 9. Luke 12-18 10. Luke 19-24 11. John 1-7 12. John 8-13 13. John 14-21 14. Acts 1-7 15. Acts 8-14 16. Acts 15-21 17. Acts 22-28 18. Romans 1-8 19. Romans 9-16 20. 1 Corinthians 1-9 21. 1 Corinthians 10-16 22. 2 Corinthians 1-13 23. Galatians – Ephesians 24. Philippians – 2 Thessalonians 25. 1 Timothy – Philemon 26. Hebrews 27. James – 2 Peter 28. 1 John – Jude 29. Revelation 1-11 30. Revelation 12-22
  • 20. +This is who we Are! This is Who I Am! I am Heaven’s Citizen! I am God’s, totally God’s. I am God’s Representative Here on the Earth! He finds expression through me. I am the House that God is Building! I am a living stone, fitted together with other believers into the House of God! I belong to God’s Kingdom! I am a Son of God, A Heir of God, a Joint Heir with Christ. I have no personal AGENDA! I have no personal AMBITION! God’s Will is my Agenda! God’s Service is my Ambition! I am Crucified with Christ! The Life I now live is Christ’s! I live by the FAITH of the SON of God who Loved me, and Gave himself for ME! Jesus is my Lord! He is the VINE, I am a BRANCH! I bear fruit when I abide in Him. I ABIDE in JESUS!