Life Steps | Impacting your World

“Life Steps” Part 4 “Impacting your World” September 25, 2016

Deut. 4:5-10 – NLT

Gen. 22:18 – NLT

*Impact: to have strong effect on someone or something

Three areas of our “world”: 1. Our family 2. Our neighbor 3. The nations

*How do I impact my family?

  1. How I model (1 Tim. 4:12)
  2. How I teach (1 Pet. 3:15, Deut. 6:6-7, Eph. 6:4)
  3. How I pray (Eph. 6:18, 1 Tim. 5:8, Psalm. 127:1-2)

Four ways to pray for family:

  1. Specifically, 2. Consistently 3. Patiently 4. Confidently

*How do I impact my neighbor?

  1. By my “witness” (How I live) (1 Pet. 2:12)
  2. By my “works” (Luke 10:30-37, 5:16, James 2:14-16)
  3. By my “words” (My testimony) (Acts 20:24)

How do I impact the Nations?

  1. Give – (Phil.4:15-19)
  2. Go (Go on a mission’s trip)
  3. Pray (2 Cor. 1:8-11)

Will you impact your world?

Life Steps: Discovering Your Purpose

“Life Steps” Part 3 “Discovering Your Purpose” September 18, 2016

Psm. 139:13-18 – NLT

*God views all humanity as individuals

*To understand your purpose you must begin with God!

Col. 1:15-16 – NLT

*”Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless.” Bertrand Russell

*Life and Purpose will never make sense apart from God

Five statements of God’s care for us in Psalms 139:

  1. You made me carefully, wonderfully and marvelously! (Vs. 13-14)
  2. You knew me before I was born (Vs. 16)
  3. You are aware of every moment of my life (Vs. 16)
  4. Your thoughts towards me are loving and consistent (Vs. 17-18)
  5. You are always with me (Vs. 18)

*We cannot access our identity and purpose apart from Jesus Christ

Three areas of Purpose:

  1. To know and worship God – (Mat. 22:37, Ex. 20:2-3)
  2. To Glorify or display God – (Mat. 7:14-16)
  3. To serve God and man – (Rom.12:6-8)

1 Cor. 3:7-8 – NLT

*Success in God’s eyes always requires us to understand the “why” of what we do.

*We all have but one life; will you spend your life or invest your life?

 

 

 

Life Steps: Living In Freedom

“Life Steps” Part 2 “Living in Freedom”

Gal. 5:1 – NIV***

Three principles about freedom:

  1. It must be experienced
  2. It must be learned
  3. It must be protected

What is freedom? 

*Freedom is living free from the burden, pain and negative effects of our past sins, hurts and ungodly thinking.

*Becoming a Christian happens in an “instant” but thinking and acting like a Christian is a process that involves discipline and commitment

Ex. 3:7 – NLT

Ex. 14:10-12 – NLT

Ex. 16:2-3- NLT

Ex. 17:2-3 – NLT

Num. 11:4-6 – NLT

Num. 14:1-4 – NLT

Acts 7:39 – NIV***

*Freedom is a condition of the heart!

Eph. 2:2-4 – NLT

Phil. 3:13-14 – NLT

Live in Freedom!

 

 

Life Steps | Knowing Jesus

“Life Steps” Part 1 “Knowing Jesus” September 4, 2016

John 17:3 – NLT

Mat. 28:18-20 – NLT

Know Jesus, Live in Freedom, Discover your Purpose, Impact your World

*These “Life Steps” must be “worked”, “developed” and “shared” throughout our life time

*It is God’s will that every human “know” and have a relationship with Jesus Christ

John 14:6-7 – NLT

1 John 5:12 – NLT

Mat. 16:13-17 – NLT

*True life begins with knowing Jesus!

2 Pet. 3:17-18 – NLT

Phil. 3:10 – NLT

Phil. 3:8 – NLT

Col. 1:10 – NLT

What does it mean to know Jesus?

  1. It means we have escaped the judgment of this world (2Pet.2:20)

 

  1. It means we keep His commandments (1 John 2:3)

 

  1. It means we have fellowship with Him (1 John 5:20)

 

  1. It means we will live forever! (1 John 5:11-12)

 

Would you like to know Jesus today?