Sermons on Purpose & Destiny

The Lessons of Jacob Marley

THE LESSONS OF JACOB MARLEY 1. “I wear the chains I forged in life.” What we do here, determines our position there! Hebrews 9:27 (NET) People are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment. We’re either storing up treasure or we’re storing up judgment. Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 (TLB) For the living at least know that they will die! But the dead know nothing [about their future] . . . .Whatever they did in their lifetimes—loving, hating, envying—is long gone,…

Battle Ready Part 1

HOW WE RELATE TO GOD IN PRAYER God has a unique plan for you and me. We all have areas of our lives in which we need God’s help—God’s power and wisdom—to succeed. Prayer puts us in touch with God’s supernatural power. John 15:4-5 (NIV) Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the…

Identity & Relationships Part 3

Forming the Right Identity 1 John 3:1-2 (NIV) See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are . . . . We are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. There are four main building blocks of identity:…

Ordained for Impact Part 4

Armed with Testimonies Acts 1:8 (NIV) You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. We’ve learned that God has strategically placed you in the lives of specific people who God has anointed you to impact. Build a personal relationship. Love them with God’s love. Share your personal story. Bring hope into their life. Give a personal invitation. Personally invite them to church. There are 34 million people waiting…

Ordained for Impact Part 3

Strategically Placed for Impact God’s plan to change the world is for every Christian to change their world. God’s plan for people receiving Jesus is you! Last week we learned that the average person has about 12 people in their sphere of influence—people we consistently spend an hour or more with over the course of a week. God has strategically placed you in these people’s lives because you’re the one anointed to reach them. God has used your passion to…

Ordained for Impact Part 2

Where Do I Start? Ephesians 2:10 (KJV) We are His [God’s] workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. The way we shine as a light for the Lord is through good works—tangibly meeting people’s needs. Matthew 5:14-16 (TLB) You are the world’s light—a city on a hill, glowing in the night for all to see. Don’t hide your light! Let it shine for all; let your good deeds…

Ordained for Impact Part 1

Ordained for Impact Ephesians 2:10 (KJV) We are His [God’s] workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. John 15:16 (KJV) I [Jesus] have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. You are God’s strategy to impact and change the world.…