purpose - perceive your purpose
January 10, 2021 | Matt Ware
This series will help you rediscover and reengage in the PURPOSE God has laid out specifically for you. 2020 knocked many off course, and uncertainty bred insecurity. People began to drift—losing their way because they lost their why. But we believe “God has a plan and you have a purpose!”
Perceive Your Purpose
Philippians 3:13-14 (ESV) one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Perceive your Purpose
Proverbs 20:5 (ESV) The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.
John 1:42 (ESV) Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter).
1. Get CALLED
Jeremiah 1:4 (ESV) Now the word of the Lord came to me …
Jeremiah 1:4-5 (ESV) Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Acts 13:1-2 (ESV) Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers … while they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
2. Get CONFIRMED
Acts 13:2-3 (ESV) the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.
Proverbs 18:16 (ESV) A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before the great.
Proverbs 19:21 (NLT) You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.
3. Get COMMITTED
Galatians 1:10 (ESV) For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Proverbs 22:29 (ESV) Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.
4. Get CONSUMED
John 4:34 (ESV) My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. The Apostle Paul said in …
2 Timothy 4:6-7 (ESV) For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.