Living in the Purpose of God
Encourage the saints about living in God’s purpose in us.
1. Scripture: Col 1:15-20
v16 For by Him ALL things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – ALL things have been created through Him and finds its purpose in Him.
- Recently, I celebrated my 26th birthday. People came and asked me about my age (kept reminding me about my age). Then people want to know what my wish is.
- That prompt me to write a message about ‘What is life?’
3. Main Point:
A. What is life?
- People will wish in their lives to be successful, to be wealthy, to be happy, prosperous; Negative = curse, bad luck, miserable
- What Bible tells us about life? – Meaningless! King Solomon in his riches, glory, fame, status, wives…said everything is meaningless.
- Life without God is meaningless.
- So what is life? Scripture said ‘For by Him ALL things were created… ALL things were created by him and finds its purpose in Him’
- We are born by His purpose. Our life is for His purpose.
Purpose take us to the place; purpose guides us to the place. It takes us to the destination. God has a destination for us to go.
B. Start serving God when you are young. Don’t wait until you’re old
- So true, we wish our lives rather God’s wish in us. We choose our destination rather God’s.
Eg: visiting a elderly couple recently. They regret for not serving God in their early age.
C. Make your life count for eternity
- Life is temporary! I can have this and that... would that bring together with you to heaven?
Eg: Pastor Scott – pass away at 48 years old recently
Kayumba – pass away last year, same age with me
- I have learned to DIE TO MYSELF
- Paul uses word like ‘I’m crucified’, ‘I no longer live’, ‘for you die and your life hidden with Christ’
- Your life is for eternity, start serving God when there is opportunity.