Finding What Matters


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Finding What Matters

  1. 1. The Crossroads of Life
  2. 2. Which Way Provides Freedom?
  3. 3. John 8:31-36[31] So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine;[32] and you will know the truth,and the truth will make you free.”
  4. 4. John 8:31-36[33] They answered Him, “We areAbrahams descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, ‘You will become free’?”
  5. 5. John 8:31-36 [34] Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin.[35] “The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. [36] “So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
  6. 6. We are free from: Masks
  7. 7. We are free from: Baggage
  8. 8. We are free from: Worry
  9. 9. Which Way Fulfills My Purpose?
  10. 10. We Won’t Find It In: Fame
  11. 11. Ecclesiastes 2:16 [16] For there is no lastingremembrance of the wise man aswith the fool, inasmuch as in thecoming days all will be forgotten. And how the wise man and the fool alike die!
  12. 12. We Won’t Find It In: Money
  13. 13. Ecclesiastes 5:10-11 [10] He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity. [11] When good things increase, those who consume themincrease. So what is the advantageto their owners except to look on?
  14. 14. We Won’t Find It In: Accomplishments
  15. 15. Ecclesiastes 2:16-18 [16] For there is no lastingremembrance of the wise man aswith the fool, inasmuch as in thecoming days all will be forgotten. And how the wise man and the fool alike die!
  16. 16. Ecclesiastes 2:16-18[17] So I hated life, for thework which had been done under the sun was grievous to me;because everything is futility and striving after wind.
  17. 17. Ecclesiastes 2:16-18[18] Thus I hated all the fruit of my labor for which I hadlabored under the sun, for I must leave it to the man who will come after me.
  18. 18. We Won’t Find It In: Pleasure
  19. 19. Ecclesiastes 2:10-11[10] All that my eyes desired I did not refuse them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, for my heart was pleased because of all my laborand this was my reward for all my labor.
  20. 20. Ecclesiastes 2:10-11 [11] Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I hadexerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun.
  21. 21. Ecclesiates 12:1, 13-14 [1] Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no delight in them”;
  22. 22. Ecclesiates 12:1, 13-14 [13] The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
  23. 23. Ecclesiates 12:1, 13-14 [14] For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.
  24. 24. Change itfrom “my”life to “His” life!
  25. 25. Finding Life’s Answers Depth of meaning is only found in God.
  26. 26. Finding Life’s Answers God is absolutely worth it!