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Life with a Purpose: Worshiping God (1 of 5)
Series: Five Purposes
Matthew 22:37-39; Matthew 28:19-20
This series is built on the two most important scripture of the Bible. ''
The Great Commandment
'''Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' ...And...'Love your neighbor as yourself.' (NIV)
The Great Commission
''...go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.'' (NIV)
There are 5 purposes defined for each of us in these two selections of verses that make up the totality of God's purposes in our lives individually and for the church collectively.
These five purposes are the foundation for this series of messages.
Let me give them to you in a nutshell.
''Love the Lord with all of your Heart''
''Love your neighbor as yourself''
''Go and make Disciples''
''Teaching them to obey''
I will be preaching on each of these over the next few weeks.
I want to be a person that fulfills God's purpose in my life.
Illus. Ever try to use a crescent wrench to pound in a nail?
Use a tool for its purpose and the tool is great and the user is happy.
Use it for other than its purpose and both are frustrated.
Too many people have never figured out the purpose they have in life and they are unhappy and frustrated.
They chase after things that create more frustration and unhappiness in their lives.
Coming to Jesus is the first step in the right direction but it is only the beginning step!
You have to let him use you for His purposes to really bring fulfillment.
You were created first for Worship.
Everything begins with your recognizing your need of God and developing your Love for God!
Jesus s ...
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