by Kerry Shook

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Me, Myself and Why? (4 of 4)
Series: The Purpose of Life
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• Cor. 10:13 (LB)

• Eph. 5:17 (LB)


• Eph. 2:10 (NIV)

• Tune up your heart strings

• Prov. 4:23 (GW)

• Bring out the melody of your gifts


I appreciate you helping me out with the message today because really that's what it's all about. You have gifts, abilities; you have certain passions and loves.

Pastor Stan: Pastor Kerry? You said a little bit earlier we could play anything that we wanted.

Pastor Kerry: I was kind of just kidding around. It was just helping me start the message. I didn't mean that.

Pastor Stan: Could we play anything we want?

Pastor Kerry: I really need to get on with the message. But, thank you Stan. What do you think, should we? Okay, but don't hold me responsible for whatever they play, all right? Okay, guys, you can play whatever you want to play.

Pastor Stan: Something that most of you know and it's secular and starts with A minor. Let's start with you.


Pastor Kerry: That concerns me a little bit that they didn't even practice that. That concerns me just a little bit. But, isn't it great these guys can play anything and they can play anywhere, but they choose to play for God and use their gifts for God to lead us in worship every week. Give them a big hand. Great job guys. That was the message right there. If you want to make beautiful music in your life you have to discover God's plan for your life. Look at 2 Cor. 10:13. Our goal is to measure up to God's plan for us..." God has a life plan for you and I. So, what is it? In fact, what is a life plan? What is a life purpose? Well, it is more than a goal. We often confuse a life plan with a goal. American's are great at goals, but we are lousy at life plans. We are lousy at life purposes. Life plans are so much more than a goal. But, if you ask someone, what is your purpose in life? They will usually answer you with a goal. I want to graduate or I want to make a million dollars or I want to retire. I guess that is an okay goal, but that is not a life purpose. That's not a life plan. Now, most people are really busy in their lives. They are running around to all these different activities. Their schedule is full, but it is not fulfilling. They are doing so many things, but they have no overarching purpose in their life. A few years ago I just finished up a very hectic day and I ran over to a restaurant to meet Chris and it was just packed. We had to wait and we sat on a bench waiting outside the restaurant and I looked down and at my feet there was this really big ant. It went one way and then darted back another way. It zipped up one way and back the other way.
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