- You are Made on ____________ for a ____________ !
Genesis 1:26, 27 NIV
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Psalm 139:13, 14 NIV
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Ephesians 2:8-10 NASB
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
- Have a bold, crazy, risk-taking ____________ in ____________ .
Hebrews 11:6 NIV
And without faith it is impossible to please God . . .
Revelation 3:15, 16 NIV
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
Ephesians 3:14-21 NIV
For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
- Learn to ____________ things you love for things you love ____________ ____________ .
Romans 12:1, 2 NIV
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Philippians 3:7-9 NIV
But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.
Matthew 22:37-40 NIV
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
- Be ____________
Matthew 16:17, 18 NIV
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
Matthew 4:19 NIV
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS, THOUGHTS and THINGS TO PONDER
For your personal discipleship, discussion with family, your life group, or a watch party
Remind each other of the 4 Points main points from the message. Look up all the passages mentioned under each of the points.
You are made on purpose for a purpose.
What is the importance of knowing that you are made on purpose? The primary purpose for each person is to bring glory to God. How are you seeking to live your purpose for God’s glory?
Have a bold, crazy, risk-taking trust in God.
Where in your past have you exercise the kind of trust mentioned in the above statement? Where in your life do you think God is wanting you to “really” trust Him?
Learn to give up things you love for things you love even more.
Read Matthew 22:37-40 Take a moment and clarify what you love most. Is there something you love that is getting in the way of what you love even more?
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The church is people not a place. In what ways are you Church? Church is people not just an individual person, in what ways are you living as church with others?