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  • Man's Chief End

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jul 27, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 11,683 views

    Why are you and I here? Why did God create us? What is our purpose in life? We were made to glorify and enjoy but how do we do that and what does that mean?

    Man's Chief End 1 Peter 4:10-11 Why are you and I here? Why did God create us? What is our purpose in life? With this thought in mind Augustine said, "You have formed us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in You." God is a God of glory. Moses sang in Exodus 15:11 " ...read more

  • Loving God

    Contributed by David Swensen on Oct 4, 2001
    based on 74 ratings
     | 6,441 views

    The chief end of loving God is being obedient to God.

    LOVING GOD 1 John 5:1-5 INTRODUCTION Truett Cathy is an extraordinarily successful businessman who has done some very unusual things. Truett is the founder of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain. Even though it has cost him millions and millions of dollars, all of his 1,000 ...read more

  • Enjoying God

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Oct 14, 2003
    based on 26 ratings
     | 4,422 views

    What is the chief end of man, asks the Shorter Catechism? To enjoy God and glorify Him forever!

    Psalm 73:23-28 Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my ...read more

  • The Take Home Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 12, 2018
     | 1,100 views

    Solomon leaves us with three substantial directives that are life changers.

    The Take Home Ecclesiastes 11-12 1. A new pastor asked his board to evaluate his first sermon. The pastor did not even have an introduction, but dove right into the text. He preached on and on and on. At their meeting, the pastor asked the chairman to evaluate his sermon. “I know,” said the ...read more

  • Vertical And Horizontal Love Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 18, 2016
     | 2,488 views

    Today’s text leads us toward an answer toward life’s biggest question: What is God’s main goal for me on earth?

    Vertical and Horizontal Love Mark 12:28-34 1. Bernie and Esther were not the most religious Jews and in fact they really only went to Temple once a year. As they were leaving the Temple, the Rabbi said, "Bernie, it sure would be nice to see you and Esther here more than once a year!" "I know," ...read more

  • Glorifying God And Enjoying Him Forever!

    Contributed by Victor Ramlall on Dec 14, 2013
     | 2,368 views

    How man can accomplish his chief end which according to the Westminster Shorter Catechism is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever!

    The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, ...read more

  • How To Worship With Integrity

    Contributed by Greg Addison on Nov 5, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,295 views

    Worship of God has been described as the chief end of man’s existence. In order to be effective, however, man must worship God with integrity. That means we worship Him with our entire life and person and not simply out of ritual or habit. True worship c

    HOOK: Let me ask you a question: Why are you here tonight? Several layers to the question: Why are you here tonight? Why are you here tonight? Why are you here tonight? Man is a religious being. We live in a religious society. For all that religion, society isn’t much different or ...read more

  • “the Joy Of The Lord Is My Strength!” Series

    Contributed by Gerry Cheney on Dec 29, 2015
     | 5,231 views

    Westminster catechism: Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him forever. Sadly, not many believers seem to enjoy God. Yet, according to scripture, discovering God's Joy in our lives is the key to persevering in our prayer life. Here are three keys!

    Introduction: As most of you know, over the last month or so, we have been doing a series on prayer based on the movie “War Room”. With all the different things going on in the world, and with all our unique struggles and difficulties that we go through just as people, one has to ask, ...read more

  • Prayer: Why?

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 12, 2008
     | 905 views

    Why do anything- why pray, why don’t we pray?

    ‘Prayer: why?’ (James 5:13-20) Brunel Runnymede, 13/11/02 1. Why do anything? Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus “It happens that the stage sets collapse. Rising, streetcar, four hours in the office or the factory, meal, streetcar, four hours of work, meal, sleep, and Monday Tuesday Wednesday ...read more

  • The Supremacy Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Oct 14, 2012
     | 4,933 views

    Our identity is in Christ, who is supreme in the universe, world, church, and our life.

    Outline I. Introduction II. Transition III. CIT/CIS: Christ is Supreme. IV. Exposition a. Christ is supreme in creation. (vv.15-16) i. His glory is the chief aim of creation. ii. His glory is the chief aim of human history. iii. His glory is the chief aim of redemptive history. ...read more

  • Wonders Of His Love Series

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Dec 26, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,255 views

    Why the God-centeredness of God is essential in His expression of love for sinners like us.

    Dakota Community Church December 23, 2012 Wonders of His Love From The Westminster Shorter Catechism (1647): Question 1: What is the chief end of man? Answer 1: Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him for ever. Man’s chief end is to glorify God: Romans ...read more

  • Breath Of Praise

    Contributed by John Mccormack on Jun 20, 2016
     | 2,101 views

    EVERY THING THAT HAS BREATH PRAISE THE LORD.

    BREATH OF PRAISE OBSERVATION: THE WESTMINSTER CATECHISM STATES THAT MAN’S CHIEF END IS TO GLORIFY GOD AND ENJOY HIM FOREVER. INTERPRETATION: PSALM 96:4 (NKJV) FOR THE LORD IS GREAT AND GREATLY TO BE PRAISED; HE IS TO BE FEARED ABOVE ALL GODS. POINTS TO PONDER: THIS ...read more

  • The Wisdom Of The Wise Men

    Contributed by Ian Humphrey on Nov 11, 2015
     | 688 views

    Christmas

    Matt 2:1-12 The Wisdom of the Wise Men 1. The Wisdom (Wonder) of their Search 1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in ...read more

  • Prologue To First John Series

    Contributed by Frank Lay on Jul 19, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,398 views

    In 1 John 1:1-4, the apostle shares out of his own personal encounter with “the Word of Life.”

    PROLOGUE TO FIRST JOHN I John 1:1-4 The prologue of 1 John is similar to the prologue in the Gospel of John. The “beginning” in John 1:1 is a reference to the beginning of time. When time began, “the Word” (Logos) already existed. The “beginning” in 1 John 1:1 can refer to the ...read more

  • The Number One Priority For Life

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Jun 3, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,892 views

    “Why do I exist? - What’s my life all about?” -“What am I here for?” - The wrong answer to these questions will lead to a crisis - Ps 27:8 Helps us answer these questions

    PowerPoint Available + New Slide > Transition In X Transition Out Fill in the Blanks Handout Available ___________________________________________________________________ + John Sculley Was president of Pepsi Co during the 1970s and early 1980s He is best known for his marketing skills, ...read more