Indeed, there is today a famine for the ‘hearing’ of the meat of the Word of God.. as hungry sheep rush to and fro feasting on much that is harmful to their souls – desiring to know God’s purpose for their lives, while imbibing the doctrines of man. According to the Bible, our purpose, the reason we are here, is for God's glory. 43:7). The seduction of western Christianity has all but reached its fullness, as sheep of His flock feed on the bitter bread and toxic manna of its leavened meal. For example, they should love and value each other and even want the best for people who hate and persecute them; they should be hospitable; they should live in peace with others; they should put the needs of others before their own; they should love what is good and hate what is bad. Life is all about knowing God, experiencing His beauty and divine purpose, His miracles, and Creation. .”{6}. There is a purpose and meaning to every life. To believe in the Word of God. I’m about to do something brand-new. Here, the sinful desires of humanity to be like God (Genesis 3:5) are replaced with the divine invitation to imitate His Son, Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:48). ”Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35 ESV). So is there purpose in this life? Most people with this view are not really working hard to match their lifestyle to a biblical standard, but they figure at some point they will. In verses 9 and 10 of Chapter 2, Paul clearly states the purpose of our lives and of the church when he writes: But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. We are made in the image of God and we all have the potential to do the right thing with God’s promptings and support. Christ’s kingdom parables outline in great detail the final condition of His church in Matthew chapter 13 – covering the time when the enemy started to sow tares into the wheat…up to today.. a time during which a little leaven was mixed into the 3 measures of God’s good meal. Our desire is renewed: to always honor and please God, bear good fruit, and know Him better(Colossians 1:10). Be alert and focused on the mission — we are to keep our minds focused on God’s purpose for our life on this earth. His plan, purpose and will for your life is that Christ is formed in you – that we are conformed into the image and likeness of Jesus, Rom.8:29. The Purpose of Life - Grace Thru Faith- study [19]. Christians were at the heart of movements to end slavery, to improve conditions in prisons in the UK, and working for civil rights in the United States. If the purpose of the Christian life is transformation into the likeness of Christ (through union with Him), It seems logical to expect to see this likeness emerging. God wants us to love him – and each other. Steve Cable answers the question, Why does God leave Christians on earth after we are saved? If you will do that with your life, if you will get up every morning and say to yourself, "I want to know God, and I want to bring Him glory," then you will find the happiness that has eluded you. Steve and his wife, Patti, have served as Bible teachers for over 30 years helping people apply God's word to every aspect of their lives. God has equipped us for this evil world. It is finished, Telestai: Christ shouted in victory form the cross, and yet it is to be finished – for He must reign, ‘till he hath put all enemies under his feet. Job: Trust in God, no matter what. What if our lives are difficult and things go wrong? So, what is life all about? Our purpose in life, as God originally created man, is 1) glorify God and enjoy fellowship with Him, 2) have good relationships with others, 3) work, and 4) have dominion over the earth. Life is being a temple for the Holy Spirit to live. You can regain your sense of purpose and discover what God has for your life. Steve has extensive, practical experience applying a Christian worldview to the dynamic, competitive hi-tech world that is rapidly becoming a dominant aspect of our society. He tells us to: Prepare our minds for action — we are to be action oriented, not passively waiting for our life to pass by. We often thank God and praise his name when things go well, but we often turn our backs on him and complain when things are difficult. As we have been fulfilled with God’s love, we must also share it with others, through bearing one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2) and discipleship (Matthew 28:18-20). But once we trust in Christ, through his work on the cross, God sets us free from the slavery to sin, saves us from eternal death, and we are given a new identity to declare the wonderful things He has done (1 Peter 1:18-19, 2:9). That is not about any physical likeness – it refers to other qualities such having a conscience and knowing the difference between right and wrong; having the capacity to love; having the desire for justice; and having extraordinary creativity. that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, . Of course not. Life doesn’t come easy to those who are Christians. Knowing that Jesus is the perfect representation of God, the best thing we can do in life is to believe in him. All rights reserved. Is life the air that we breathe? The calls to action listed above must be accompanied by two critical components to be effective in this life. 4. Praise the Lord of Heaven and earth, that His ways and purposes are not ours. We overcommit and put hours upon hours into pointless things. Jesus is God himself who lived on earth in a human body (Colossians 2:9-10), and he is the only mediator between God and men (1 Timothy 2:5). Suffering is hard and can appear to be unfair. Jesus is the Son of Man who came to serve and offer his life for the salvation of mankind (Mark 10:45). Life is not an accident. His purpose in life will be carried out in the life of a believer – by faith. This building made up of the lives of Christians is to be a beacon proclaiming the glory of God and the good news of redemption in Jesus. The destiny of the earth for example is that it will end when the sun will start to burn brighter only with 10% in the next 700 million years. It’s in those hardest moments that we realize that we need God to help us overcome, pull us out of the pit and give us strength to get up. Ultimately, this is self-centered immaturity. A good tree bears good fruit and a bad tree bad fruit (Matt 7:17). Then, beginning with verse 13 of chapter 1, Peter conveys to us the importance of our mission, giving us instructions we would expect a military commander to give before sending his team out on a dangerous and critical mission. Be alert, be present. God loves us and calls us to be in relationship with Him. John 17:3, God’s Purpose for us does not have to be extracted from a 12-step programme. “And God spoke all these words: ‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap. He will make a way for us. The second is through living out right relationships with those with whom we deal in this world. 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Rev Dr Simon Woodman, of Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, shares why he believes that, despite everything, Christmas isn't cancelled. His ultimate goal is to know Jesus and experience the power of his resurrection through his suffering and death (Philippians 3:10-11). To answer the question involves answering other questions:  What does it mean to have meaning and purpose? Lisa has a Bachelors in Social Work and Early Childhood Education. In other words, our purpose is to praise God, worship him, to proclaim his greatness, and to accomplish his will. Following are seven ways to view the meaning and purpose of life from a Christian perspective. Let’s begin by considering some common misconceptions. Whether it is His general call to all believers, the gifts He has given us, or a more specific plan, God has a purpose for our lives. Marriage is only between a man and a woman. After all his painful experience, Job’s eyes were opened to know God more personally.