Sunday, January 28, 2018

Your Life Matters

Jeremiah 1:4-10
God sent Jeremiah a letter when he was about 20 years old. What God said to Jeremiah may help us to better understand what He has in mind for our lives.
 Three Truths about Life:
1.    For every person born there is a special spirit and soul.
2.    For every life there is a purpose, direction and reason.
3.    God will work out His plan in our lives.
Purpose answers the question of "Why?"

  I.     God is Invested in Us

A. God is the Giver of Life. - v.5a

B. God has a Purpose for the Life He has Given Us. – v.5b-c

When you Speak for God:

1.    Speak from His Word. - v.9
2.    Speak with His Authority. - v.10a-b
3.    Speak with His Purpose. - v.10c

C. God will Enable us to Fulfill our Life’s Purpose. - v.7-8

II.     God's Peculiar Purpose in Our Lives...

A. May be character changing.  Genesis 35:9-15, 32:28

In the Old Testament, name was equal to character.

Knowing your name does not always mean you will accept your name.

B. May be bigger than you think you can handle.
Exodus 3:4-5, 4:1, 10-11, 13-14

C. May not be heard by others.  I Samuel 3:3-5, 9-11

God speaks TO men as well as THROUGH men.
Nobody can make you inferior without your permission.

D. May not be understood by others.  Luke 1:30- 32

E. May cause a redirection of your whole life.  Acts 9:4-6

F. Will be completed in God’s TimePhilippians 1:6

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