2-Jesus and His Purpose

Day 2: Jesus, And His Purpose!

An Intimate Walk with Jesus – A 30 Day Quiet Time Series
Text: Luke 19:10

Assignment: Write a paragraph about the purpose of your life!

Lesson to Learn: Jesus was determined to fulfill the purpose of His life!

It seems we live in a generation void of any real purpose in life. There is no greater feeling of hopelessness than when we seem to be drifting aimlessly, without a firm reason for living. God gave us Jesus as the perfect example of a man who lived His life to fulfill His purpose. We are called to bring the love of God to others and to share His message of hope to a lost and dying world. Remember, no matter how busy we get with the urgencies of life, we must never lose sight of our inner need to accomplish what God has sent us here to do.

1. Luke 19:10 – “For the Son of man came to seek and save the lost”. Jesus says this after He saves another person from their sins; a person that the religious people of the day did not feel was worthy to be saved. Jesus wasn’t concerned with social structure or political correctness. He was concerned with fulfilling His purpose in life: saving souls! What is your purpose in life? Is it really saving souls or could it be marriage, raising children, careers, or school? Be honest with yourself! Can people see the purpose of Jesus’ life in the way you live your life? Are you a true reflection of Jesus and His purpose on earth? Refer to II Corinthians 3:18 and I John 2:6 to help you understand this point.

2. Mark 1:35-39 – Jesus was so focused on His purpose in life that He would not let the urgent things of life deter Him from accomplishing His goal. His reputation had become known in the village to the point they wanted to keep Him there. But He would not be held back. He knew He had to go to other towns and villages to preach there also. Are there times in your life when you let the urgent keep you from accomplishing the important? What are some of those times?

3. Luke 13:31-33 – Jesus would reach His goal! He would fulfill His purpose! No man would hinder Him, even if that man was a king. Do you allow people to hinder you from reaching God’s goal for your life? Do you allow important people like your family, friends, boss and teachers to keep you from doing what God wants? Do they hinder you from accomplishing your purpose? Make a list of areas in your life where you have allowed fear to keep you from accomplishing God’s purpose in your life. Ask God to forgive you. Repent today, and then go out and do something radical!

Is your purpose in life to evangelize the world? Are you just as focused on your purpose for life today as the day you were baptized? Have you shared your faith with anyone this week? Are you building relationships with anyone in order to win that person to Christ? Let me give you a practical challenge: it’s called the “One-A-Day Challenge”. Share the message of Jesus with at least one person every day. Strive to set up a study with that person in order to help that person come to know Jesus and His love.

 

The words of this song says it all: “Let them know! Let them know! Tell them Jesus loves them so. Loves them so much that to Calvary He did go. Let them know! Let them know! That they too can go to live forevermore with Jesus! Let them know! Let them know!”

 

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