ACTIVATE: Purpose

ACTIVATE

January 24, 2016

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Writer and theologian Frederick Buechner claimed, "The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." 
 
Who among us doesn't want to discover and pursue that sweet spot of life? Join us this weekend for an exciting gathering of celebration, challenge and discovery...
 
ACTIVATE purpose

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Purpose

Matthew 4:18-20

 

"FOLLOW ME"

 

…is an ALL-SKATE

 

…is FULLY EMBRACING your NOW

 

…is GOD-EMPOWERED

 

Ready to explore your greater God dream and develop your life mission statement? Pick up Dare to Dream in the bookstore.

 

 

Next week: ACTIVATE Intimacy

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ACTIVATE PURPOSE

 
Writer and theologian Frederick Buechner claimed, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Who among us doesn’t want to discover and pursue that sweet spot of life? This week’s scripture helps us to lean into our purpose. Daily devotionals that accompany each day's reading are also available on Facebook. They are created by a great Ginghamsburg unpaid servant team. You do not have to be a Facebook user to access them. View here.
 
MONDAY: Jeremiah 29:10-14
God has purpose for his people--that includes you! What has God revealed to you concerning your purpose? What is your next step in activating your purpose?   
 
TUESDAY: Mark 1:9-13
What happens in this scripture? What does God say to Jesus? What is God saying to you? Consider being baptized or reaffirming your baptism this weekend (participate in the baptism class Wednesday, January 27 at 6:30pm in Tipp City Campus 102).   
 
WEDNESDAY: Luke 5:1-11
How did Peter respond to Jesus? Do you ever disqualify yourself because of life experience or life choices? How does Jesus respond to Peter? How does Jesus respond to you? 
 
THURSDAY: Exodus 9:13-16 
What was Moses’ purpose? How did God encourage Moses to live out that purpose?  What is God saying to you?   
 
FRIDAY: Psalm 33:1-10 
When processing through your purpose who is your “go-to” for processing?
Life Group? Friends? Spouse? God? Using Psalm 33 as a guide, write a letter to
God processing where you are in your purpose. 
 
SATURDAY: Romans 8:22-28
Leaning into our purpose is not easy. What struggles or roadblocks have you experienced when attempting to discover your purpose? What does the Bible say about these struggles and obstacles? 
 
SUNDAY: Matthew 4:18-20
Jesus used Andrew and Peter’s gifts for God’s purpose. What do you love to do? What is your passion? What do you see happening in the world? Looking at your passion and what you see in the world, what do you believe God is asking you to
do about those two things? Commit to taking the next step to fully living into
your purpose.  
 

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Matthew 4:18-20

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