Expanded Purpose Driven Life
What on earth am I here for?
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Do you have a goal in life? Does it excite you? Pastor Rick challenges you to make the number one goal of your life to know and love God because it brings our Creator pleasure.
PLANNED FOR GOD’S PLEASURE
“You (God) created everything, and it is for Your pleasure that they exist and were created.” Rev. 4:11b (NLT)
“Love the Lord your God… This is the first and greatest commandment.”
Matt. 22:37-38 (NIV)
MY 1st purpose is to ___________________
“Because of God’s great mercy to us… Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to His service and pleasing to Him. This is the true worship that you should offer.” Rom. 12:1 (TEV)
1.WORSHIP is ___________________ to God’s love.
2.WORSHIP is ___________________ to God.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.” Mark 12: 30 (NCV)
GOD WANTS ME TO LOVE HIM…
___________________ “with my mind”
___________________ “with my heart and soul”
___________________ “with my strength.
“You have looked deep into my heart, Lord, and You know all about me. You know when I am resting or when I am working… You
notice everything I do and everywhere I go.”
Ps. 139:1-3 (CEV)
“Focusing on yourself is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, and ends up thinking more about self than God.” Rom. 8:7 (Msg)
“Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God.” Rom. 12:2a (Msg)
“Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense His grace.” Matt 6:6 (Msg)
“Worship Him continually.” Ps. 105:4 (TEV)
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, whose thoughts are fixed on You!” Isa. 26:3 (NLT)
2. WORSHIP IS ___________________ TO GOD.
“We love Him, because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 (KJV)
“I don’t want your sacrifices – I want your love! I don’t want your offerings – I want you to know Me!” Hosea 6:6 (LB)
“He is a God who is passionate about His relationship with you.” Ex. 34:14b (NLT)
“Give yourselves completely to God since you have been given new life.” Rom. 6:13 (NLT)
“Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.” Rom. 12:1a (Msg)
“So we make it our goal to please Him…” 2 Cor. 5:9 (NIV)
I was planned for God’s pleasure.
“The Lord takes pleasure in his people.”
PSALM 149:4A (TEV)
What common task could I start doing as if I were doing it directly for Jesus?