Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
Message By: Pastor Bam Lauvao
Series: Built on Purpose
TO FIND YOUR PURPOSE, YOU MUST SECURE YOUR IDENTITY.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;” (Genesis 1:26 NKJV)
image: to shade, a resemblance, a representative (not the actual)
likeness: similitude (state of being similar), god-like character
4 CUSTOM-BUILT CHRIST-LIKE QUALITIES
1. CUSTOM BUILT WITH VISION.
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;" (Jeremiah 1: 5 NKJV)
"Where there is no vision, the people perish:" (Proverbs 29:18 KJV)
2. CUSTOM BUILT WITH CREATIVITY.
"And being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform." (Romans 4:21 NKJV)
3. CUSTOM BUILT WITH INTELLIGENCE.
"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ."(Colossians 2:8 NKJV)
4. CUSTOM BUILT TO EDUCATE.
"So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” (Acts 8:30-31 NKJV)
Life Group Discussion:
God has blessed you with the ability to cast vision. What is the vision for your life? Where do you see yourself physically and spiritually in the future?
Creativity also includes the ability to make the vision a reality. What are some practical creative steps you will commit to in order to fulfill the vision for your life physically and spiritually?
The ability to discern right from wrong is custom-built in us. We can discern by simply asking “Is this God’s heart?” What is God’s heart behind His creation of you?
Are you educating/equipping someone in the things of God? How are you going about doing it? Remember, lifestyle is critical in teaching godliness.