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Created for a purpose!

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Gen 1:26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

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Created for a purpose!

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  3. 3. **0 Created for a Purpose! Eccl. 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man's all. For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil.
  4. 4. **0 ●Eph. 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
  5. 5. **0 Have any of you ever sat down and just wondered about the purpose of everything around us? ●How that each & every bird, bug and animal has its perfect function in this world perfectly designed for us! ●Even some of the most annoying insects like the mosquito has a purpose in the world we are in and are needed! –They suck our blood, carry diseases and yet science has found that they are a vital part of our ecosystem!
  6. 6. **0 I believe this world is perfect for its purpose and that is to show us our need for God! ●Ps. 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.” ●Ps. 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” ●So today we ask, what is our purpose, what were we created for?
  7. 7. **0 I. Created From God! ● All that there is, all there ever was, all that will ever be, only exist because of God! – Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. ● Everything that God creates, He does so for a purpose! – It would indeed do each of us good to consider “what is our purpose?”
  8. 8. **0 Man has always had a purpose! ●“Let them have dominion” (Gen. 1:26) –Raw-daw = to rule, to prevail, to reign ●“Subdue it & have dominion” (Gen. 1:28) –Kaw-bash, Raw-daw = to keep under, to bring into subjection ●This purpose is pointed out many times and in many ways, but it never changes! –Gen. 2:15 Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.
  9. 9. **0 Created from God! Gen 1:26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness...” ●We are created from the beginning to be different from the world we are in! ●God speaks all of creation into existence, but not man, He is hands on with him! –Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
  10. 10. **0 II. Created For God! ●Not only created from God, but for God, He has plans for us when He creates us! ●As we have already seen, when God creates man, He did so with the intent that man would oversea His creation! ●He also created man to have companionship with him! –Gen 3:8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
  11. 11. **0 The unfortunate thing is that man did not always do what He was created for! (Gen. 3:1-19) ●God had given man commands and purpose, but man chose to do what he wanted rather than what God wanted! ●As soon as man chose to disobey God and not fulfill his purpose, there was trouble for him! ●We are given a divine conclusion to man’s purpose in (Eccl. 12:13-14)
  12. 12. **0 III. Created Forever! ● This last point we want to make in this lesson is “the conclusion of the conclusion” we started with! ● Why is it so important that we understand our purpose? – One day we will have to answer for how we have responded to God’s purpose for us, we will give an account of our lives! ● What is so important is that the “result” will last forever!
  13. 13. **0 God created man to live forever! ●Everyone of us will exist forever in one of two places, heaven or hell!(Mt. 25:31-46) –After this life we will receive everlasting life with God or everlasting punishment! ●When God created us He knew that we would not always do what we were created for and that is why He sent Jesus! –Jesus is our escape goat and the bridge we need to get back/home to Him!
  14. 14. **0 Conclusion: ●God always creates things for a purpose! ●Man was created with the purpose of loving God and serving Him and this is what truly completes us! ●Have you been fulfilling your God given purpose? Have you been living for Him? ●If not, then today is the day to regain your purpose, to get back on track with Him!
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