WHAT ON EARTH AM I HERE FOR?

Rick Warren

     

LIFE'S 3 GREATEST QUESTIONS

1.  QUESTION OF EXISTENCE: WHY AM I ALIVE?

JEREMIAH: "Why was I born? Was it only to have trouble and sorrow, to end my life in disgrace?"Jeremiah 20:18 (TEV)
GOD SAYS:
"Love comes from God... for God IS love. God showed how much he loved us by sending His only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him."1 John 4:7-9 (NLT)
"Long before God laid down earth's foundations, he had us in mind, and settled on us as the focus of His love, to be made whole and holy by His love."Ephesians 1:4 (Msg)
God:
"I have loved you with an everlasting love!"Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV)

2.  QUESTION OF SIGNIFICANCE: DOES MY LIFE MATTER?

DAVID: "I remember how short my life is. Why did you create us? For nothing?"Psalm 89:47 (NCV)
JOB: "Why should I work so hard for nothing?"Job 9:29 (GW)
SOLOMON: "Laughing and having fun is crazy. What good does it do?"Ecclesiastes 2:2 (CEV)
GOD SAYS:
"Not even a sparrow, can fall to the ground without your Heavenly Father knowing it. The very hairs on your head are all numbered! So don't be afraid; you are far more valuable to Him than a whole flock of sparrows."Matthew 10:29-31 (NLT)
"You... scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in Your book!"Psalm 139:16 (LB)

"God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but people can't see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end."Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT)
"The world and everything in it is passing away; but those who do the will of God will live forever."1 John 2:17 (TEV)

3.  INTENTION: IS THERE A PURPOSE FOR MY LIFE?

ISAIAH: "My work all seems so useless! I have spent my strength for nothing and for no purpose at all."Isa. 49:4a (NLT)
GOD SAYS:
"The Lord has made everything for His own purposes."Prov. 16:4a (NTL)


How do I discover my purpose in life?


"Everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible …everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him."Col 1:16 (Msg)
"Knowing God results in every other kind of understanding."Pr. 9:10b (LB)
"It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for... part of the overall purpose He is working out in everything and everyone."Eph. 1:11-12 (Msg)
"It makes no difference who you are or where you're from—if you want God and are ready to do as He says, the door is open."Acts 10:35 (Msg)