40 Days of Purpose: Formed for God's Family
We are talking about God's purpose for your life. I think that God is speaking to our hearts during these days and I am excited about most of you going through the devotional book with us The Purpose Driven Life and that is a wonderful, wonderful book. I think it is already paying dividends. When we started 40 Days of Purpose for our Wednesday service we were running about 300 people and the next Sunday 400 people and then last Wednesday 500 people. That is very, very encouraging and we thank you for what God is doing in your life and the life of our church.
Looking back we are talking about our very first purpose. We have learned that we are planned for God's pleasure. That God loves us and we are to love God love back and that is what worship is -- worship is simply loving God.
Now today we look at the second purpose of our life. Not only are we planned for God's pleasure but we are also formed for God's family. God made us for relationship. God made us for connection. He made us with a need to connect with other people. Look at the top of your outline.
Text: Hebrews 2:10
God is the one who made all things and all things are for His glory. He wanted to have many children to share his glory. (Msg) So God wanted a family. God wanted children. He had a plan so we could born and we could share his glory and be a part of His family. We are a part of God's family. The next verse says his unchanging plan is to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. So that tells us that the Bible is the story of God building a family. That is what this book is about. God building a family. An eternal family. In 1 Peter 2:17 we find God's second purpose for our lives spelled out. Read it with me: "Love your spiritual family." (Msg)
That is the second purpose for your life. That is what God wants you to do -- that is what God ...
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