Created in Christ, Designed for God’s Purpose (Part 2 of 2)
- Life is meaningless without God
"Without God, life has no purpose; and without purpose, life has no meaning; without meaning, life has no significance or hope." ~ Rick Warren
- God created the universe to reveal Himself
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Rom. 1:20-23
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.
2 Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. 4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. Ps.19:1-4
- God created us for a purpose … to uniquely reveal Himself through us
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, 16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles… Gal. 1:15-16
- Our purpose on earth is to creatively use our gifts and talents to reveal Christ
God planned for us to do good things and to live as he has always wanted us to live. This is why he sent Christ to make us what we are. Ephesians 2:10 CEV
who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began. 2 Tim.1:9
God’s Presence and Power flow in the direction of the fulfillment of His purpose
We only feel fulfilled when we use our talents and abilities for what they were created
- Our fundamental purpose in life is to Know Christ and Make Him Known
That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection … Phil. 3:10
But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. Deut. 4:29
Make Known the Gospel of Salvation
The Gospel of Salvation is the good news how to be saved from God’s righteous judgment.
Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call. Acts 2:37-39
Make Known the Gospel of the Kingdom
The Gospel of the Kingdom is the good news how to best live our lives.
…He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God… Luke 8:1
A kingdom is the governing influence of a king over his territory, impacting it with his personal will, purpose, and intent, producing a culture, values, morals, and lifestyle that reflect the king’s desires and what is best for His citizens.”
~ Myles Munroe
Every experience and situation we face in life is designed by God as an opportunity to reveal Christ.