Fall is approaching. For me, that means pumpkin everything and Falcons football. How do you like to enjoy the fall?
Vacations are over. School is back in session. It’s time to get back to business.
We are in our second week of our series: Living On Purpose. I hope that this series is resonating with you.
FaithPoint Men, we will meet Sunday, September 6 to discuss chapter 4 of our current book. Remember to watch the video that accompanies this chapter.
Here are the notes from the sermon on Sunday:
The text for this sermon is: Colossians 1:16-17 and Ephesians 2:10. The title of this sermon is: You Were Created For Worship. This is week 2 in our series: Living on Purpose.
In ancient times a rabbi/teacher took his best students and they became his disciples – his followers. As they traveled, the people of the town would bless the student. They would say, “May you be covered in the dust of your rabbi.”
In other words, “May you learn much from him.” “May you talk like him.” “May you act like him.”
His words become your words. His actions become your actions.
How closely to you follow Jesus?
The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him fully forever.
Colossians 1:16-17 Jesus holds all things together. The reason that the Sun doesn’t blow up and consume everything in its path; or the planets just all of a sudden fall out of orbit and go spiraling out of control is Jesus.
Man’s sole purpose is to glorify God by worship, fellowship with believers in community, discipleship, doing the work of ministry, and evangelism.
God has given us permission to follow Him by living in complete abandon, no looking back, no holds barred, no tapping out, following Christ in complete and total surrender.
Why then do we want to say that we love Jesus and say that we follow Him apart from worship, apart from fellowship, apart from discipleship, apart from ministry, and apart from evangelism?
We will sing, All to Jesus I Surrender but haven’t given to the church that we say we love in over a year.
We sing, I Have Decided to Follow Jesus but there is so much dust on our Bibles that Charles Spurgeon said that you could write the word damnation across the cover.
God doesn’t care what comes out of your mouth as much as He cares about how you live your life. How you live your life tells others, what or who you worship.
We don’t obey and then expect God to tell us what our purpose is or seek to find purpose apart from our Creator.
You cannot tell yourself why you were created because you did not create you.
Do you feel the depth of that verse? God holds everything that has life in His hand.
The clay has no authority over the Potter. When has a ball of clay ever said to the Potter, “I didn’t want to be a vase! I wanted to be a coffee cup.”
The Potter makes what He wants to make, how He wants to make it. He does not make mistakes.
Then what is Bruce Jenner?
Nobody has heard from Bruce Jenner since the last time his face was on a Wheatie’s box until he decides that he doesn’t want to be a man anymore.
ESPN gives him the courageous award.
He gets interviews on TV.
People Magazine does a feature story on him.
Did God make a mistake? NO!
Bruce Jenner is a sinner. Bruce Jenner is a living example of Romans 1. That is an example of depravity.
We must live our lives in light of who God is and what the Bible says about Him.
We were created for worship.
Worship is how you live your life, not just words on a screen. The words that come out of your mouth on a Sunday morning mean nothing if your life is the exact opposite of the Redeemer King you are singing to.
Obedience is proof of worship. To the degree that you obey, is to the degree that you worship your Heavenly Father.
2 John 6
You show love to God by your obedience to Him. It is not enough just to say it. You have to live it.
I want to leave you with a blessing.
May you be covered in the dust of your Shepherd, Redeemer King Jesus.
I LOVE OUR CHURCH!
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