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Reset Your Purpose

Luke 9:23-25

Why do so many people lack purpose?

Purpose is found through God

God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go.

– Tony Evans

People forget God in their search

You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense.

– Rick Warren

People try to forge their own purpose

You weren’t put on this earth to be remembered. You were put here to prepare for eternity.

– Rick Warren

Why does purpose matter?

Purpose provides direction
Purpose reveals dedication
Purpose supplies drive
Purpose sustains discipleship

If you’re not doing something with your life, it doesn’t matter how long it is.

– Peace Corps Commercial

Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self?

Luke 9:23-25

Our purpose is found in the call of Jesus

We are called to follow
We are called to be faithful
We are called to live in fullness

Our purpose is formed in the cross

Purpose is formed through denial of self
Purpose is formed through dedication
Purpose is formed through daily pursuit

If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.

CS Lewis – Mere Christianity

Our purpose is focused in commitment

Jesus is searching for a consistent commitment
Jesus is searching for a constant commitment
Jesus is searching for a complete commitment

Challenge

Answer the call of Jesus
Acknowledge the cross of Jesus
Accept and commit to Jesus