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As I began to write, a very clear, if unusual illustration came to my mind. When you hear it at first you might be taken aback by the suggestion in the question. But, in light of what this series is about, discerning God’s purpose for each of us and our circumstances, it is a very good question to ask ourselves as we begin this series.

So,… ‘I begin with the end in mind.’ In other words, I want us to focus on the result, the product of not just this series but our own lives in light of what the Bible teaches us about God’s good plans and purposes. In other words, I want us to think about the question, (2) ‘How do I want to be remembered at my funeral?’ as a way to think seriously about God’s purposes in your life.