Week 1 – Jeff Maness – January 6, 2018
To get the most out of this life, we need to know the purpose of this life. So many people never experience the fullness of life that God wants us to have because we don’t know what His purpose is for this life. As we begin to live in the purpose of life this life, we will begin to experience all it has to offer.
19: Purpose of Life
Big Idea: To get the most out of this life, I need to know the purpose of this life.
Big Question: What is the purpose of this life?
Main Scripture: Psalm 19:1-4
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Psalm 19:1-2 1 The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. 2 Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.
1. To proclaim the glory of God
Isaiah 55:12b The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands!
Romans 1:20 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
Romans 11:36 36 For everything comes from him (God) and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.
Westminster Catechism = Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.
Psalm 19:3 3 They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard.
2. To produce good works for God
Matthew 5:15-16 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
Psalm 19:1-4a 1 The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. 2 Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. (Proclaim the glory of God) 3 They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. (Produce good works for God) 4 Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.
3. To point people to our God
“God, today, in everything I say and everything I show, I will proclaim your glory, produce good works, and point people to You.”