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Why We Need Each Other (1 of 5)
Series: Outlive Your Life
Dr. Fred Lowery
Matthew 22:37-39; 2 Corinthians 5:15; John 10:10; Malachi 3:10; Romans 12:15; 1 Timothy 3:14-15; 1 Peter 4:9; Galatians 6:2; Romans 12:15; Hebrews 10:25; 1 Peter 3:15
September 19, 2010
10/10/10 doesn't come along very often does it? 10/10/10 is going to happen in October and we want to just make it a big Sunday because we want God to do something special in our lives between now and 10/10/10. And I'm just going to kind of introduce that this morning and help you understand what you are doing and why we are doing it. Peter Drucker the leading management consultant was asked, what is the most basic thing that any business owner needs to know. What's the very basic, the most basic that every business owner needs to know. And he said well really it's only two questions related to business that you need to know. Number one, what is my business? Number two, how's business? Now let's take that wisdom and apply it to our individual lives. Two essential questions you need to know. What is my purpose? Why am I here? And how am I doing in living out my purpose? Those two questions are the most important. Now Matthew 22:37 a very familiar passage, Jesus replied love the Lord you God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment and the second is like it. Love your neighbor as yourself. So life is loving God and serving God. Life is loving others and serving others. Life is relationships. Life is connection. Bottom line is you've got two choices, two choices. You can live for yourself and most people do. The bible calls that disobedience. Or you can live for God and the Bible calls that obedience. 2 Corinthians 5:15 says and He died for all that those who live should no longer live for themselves. That's why Jesus died. So you no longer live for yourself. You're not controlled by selfishness. It's not about you. I ...
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