Contributed on Feb 15, 2004
1. What does God want? -- My whole life. 2. What does it take? -- Discipline 3. Why should I do it? -- The Cross!
(The outline of this sermon and some of the content has been adapted from Rick Warren’s Forty Days of Purpose material). I recently read this scripture from Isaiah and was struck at how this passage contained the entire message of the Bible in just a few words. More than that, it is the whole ...read more
Contributed on Feb 22, 2004
1. Why am I alive? -- To be loved by God. 2. Does my life matter? -- I was made to last forever. 3. What is my purpose? -- To get to know God.
(Note: The outline and some of the content of this sermon are from Rick Warren’s Forty Days of Purpose material.) In the scripture we have read today, Paul is speaking to a group of Greek philosophers. Now these men were not atheists or agnostics. Neither were they anti-religious. In ...read more
Contributed on Mar 7, 2004
Levels of Fellowship: 1. Membership: Choosing to belong. 2. Friendship: Learning to share. 3. Partnership: Doing my part. 4. Kinship: Loving believers as family.
(Note: The outline of this sermon and some of the content have been adapted from Rick Warren’s material on 40 Days of Purpose.) I often think of the stories my grandma told about the Depression era when people would pool their soup beans and eat at each other’s homes. Times were hard, but ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2004
1. Troubles cause us to trust. 2. Temptations help us to obey. 3. Offenses teach us to forgive.
(Note: The outline of this sermon, and some of the content have been adapted from Rick Warren’s material on 40 Days of Purpose.) I remember when the makeover shows started. They would give a person a new hairdo, new makeup and a new dress. That was it. But, of course, the American way is ...read more
Contributed on Apr 4, 2004
A sermon from The Purpose Driven Life which talks about our spiritual S.H.A.P.E.
God wants to use your life. That’s why we want to discover our purpose. There are a lot of shallow secular books out there like the one I saw recently entitled Discovering Your Purpose. It is an attempt to ride on the coattails of the popularity of Rick Warren’s book The Purpose Driven Life. ...read more