Our Purpose & Destiny


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Here is a brief outline of why every human being exists according to God's perspective. Prepare to be awed.

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Our Purpose & Destiny

  1. 1. Purpose & Destiny So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom. (Ps. 90:12) 1Saturday, October 27, 12
  2. 2. Why Are We Here? We live in a world of lies ruled by the father of lies Some of the bi#est lies are what what is not said Distraction is a powerful tool of the enemy Deuteronomy 6 Solution Before Pentecost: Bind on hand, on door-jam, te% to kids everyday. 2Saturday, October 27, 12
  3. 3. “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. And when the Lord your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—with great and good cities...—and when you eat and are full, then take care lest you forget the Lord, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. (DEUTERONOMY 6) 3Saturday, October 27, 12
  4. 4. Mezzuah Sunday Why are we here? What purposes does God have for us on earth? What is our real destiny? 4Saturday, October 27, 12
  5. 5. What/Who is Your Center? Work/Career? Marriage/Family? Money/Possessions? Reputation/Power? Pleasure/Sex? 5Saturday, October 27, 12
  6. 6. Jesus Warned Us “Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.” (Mark 4:18-19) 6Saturday, October 27, 12
  7. 7. Adopted by the Father For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ...”(Romans 8:15-17) 7Saturday, October 27, 12
  8. 8. Living Beneath Our Identity “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, and Other Addresses 8Saturday, October 27, 12
  9. 9. Chosen Before Creation Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure. (Eph.1: 4-5) 9Saturday, October 27, 12
  10. 10. Created To Be Close When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the LORD God walking about in the garden.(Gen 3:8) 10Saturday, October 27, 12
  11. 11. And He walks with me, And He talks with me, And He tells me I am His own; And the joy we share As we tarry there, None other has ever known. 11Saturday, October 27, 12
  12. 12. Sin Separated Us The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” (Genesis 2:15-17) 12Saturday, October 27, 12
  13. 13. All of History & The Bible A Father Seeking to Get His Children Back--to walk with them “in the cool of the day” in heaven! For God the Father so loved all the people of the world He had created, He sent Jesus His Son to rescue them and give them eternal life as adopted children of the 13Saturday, October 27, 12
  14. 14. Father’s Lavish Love for Us “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!... and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” (1 JOHN 3:1) 14Saturday, October 27, 12
  15. 15. Training to Reign: Our Real Destiny “If we endure, we wi% also reign with Him;” (2 Tim 2:12) Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ” (Rom 8:17) “To him who overcomes, I wi% give the right to sit with me on my throne...” (Rev. 3:21) 15Saturday, October 27, 12
  16. 16. Training to Reign: Our Real Destiny “Or do you not know that the Lord’s people wi% judge the world? Do you not know that we wi% judge angels?” (1 Cor 6:2-3) 16Saturday, October 27, 12
  17. 17. It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible “gods and goddesses”, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. ~~~C.S Lewis (The Weight of Glory) 17Saturday, October 27, 12
  18. 18. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities...that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal... But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit—immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. ~~~C.S Lewis (The Weight of Glory) 18Saturday, October 27, 12
  19. 19. God’s Purposes for Us God is our life (Phil 1:21) Deepest satisfaction is being His adopted child Passion to imitate Jesus in character and power and mission. Make God famous Bring many home to heaven 19Saturday, October 27, 12
  20. 20. God’s Invitation Wi% we adjust our lives to align with God’s purposes and our destiny in heaven? Wi% we a%ow ourselves to be clay and a%ow God to the the Potter in everything? Wi% we wi% let God to have His way with us? 20Saturday, October 27, 12