Summary: As Children of God we are founded, consecrated, sanctified, & ordained. What great purpose that gives us. Can we live up to such a great calling? We can, because we have help!

Sermon series- purpose 2

- God is with you to carry out His purpose.

- The greatest desire God has for mankind is for us to be His children.

- With that knowledge comes the next phase of our purpose.

- Walking with “Father God”

- When it comes to doing any kind of work, the job is so much easier when we’re

walking alongside someone who already knows the job.

- Often When we’re contemplating our purpose we immediately disqualify ourselves

from a certain task, or job.

- Let’s pick back up with Jeremiah now.

Jeremiah 1:4-10

4 Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

6 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

7 But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.

9 Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.

10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

- Jeremiah was formed just like a child of God is formed, with a purpose.

- Think about the Words God used, you will go where I will send you.

- God didn’t say you’ll specifically go here or there, but what He said is, you’ll be

ready to go where I send you.


- There’s a saying that says,

> The will of God will not take you to where the Grace of God will not protect you.


- When we begin to stop & question what’s my purpose in life, or what’s my direction.

- We ultimately are looking for a destination at which we can say we’ve done


- That’s actually a very limited view on how great our purpose could be.

- Jeremiah was between the ages of 16-20 when he began his ministry for God.

- He is known as the weeping prophet, because very few listened to him, & for the

most part was alone (not allowed to take a wife).

- Yet the book of Jeremiah is widely quoted today.

- verse 5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee

- chapter 29:11

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

- Jeremiah probably never thought that 2,400 years after his life we’re studying what

God told him.

- But That was God’s Purpose for him!

- God’s still using him, because He raised him up at just the right time & place.

- The same God that made Jeremiah, made you & me too.

- Now, go back to this 16 year old boy.

- God says, I ordained you to be a prophet to the nations.

- I can just hear the 16 year old saying, What! Me! I can’t speak! I’m just a child!

- We often think I can be good at something, but I couldn’t make an impact to the

nations, or to the world for that matter.

- Well, That limits the power of God, & that limits our purpose.

- The thing that limits God’s power, & our purpose is, we, ourselves.

- Jeremiah said I twice.

- He was right, he couldn’t go out & speak. God was the One who was

speaking, & the One who was directing him.

Q- Do you see how it goes back to trusting God?

- That’s the second part of our purpose, we allow God to take control of our lives.

- We follow Christ wherever He is going to lead us, because throughout it all He will

never leave us, & He will accomplish what He desires.

- Something That ruins so many people is failure.

- I’m not talking about sin! I’m talking about goals we set, that actually are not

what God sets.

Q- Are those failures moments to give up on our purpose?

- No, Paul had desired, on his second missionary journey, to go southwest into the

province of Asia, but Listen to what happened, & then what happened next.

Acts 16:6-7

6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,

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