Life Purpose

Every Christian's life goal is, or definitly should be, to glorify God in our lives.

In Acts 2o:24 it says "But I do not count my life of any value, nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I have received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God."

In a sermon that I listened to recently, said "Only what's done for Christ will last" So living a good life is ok, but only sharing the gospel, helping people, visiting the old and sick, will matter in eternity. Now, living a good life is good, don't get me wrong, but it is only a vapor, and it cannot save you.

Here are a couple of verses that go along with this:

Romans 12:1 ". . . present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. . ."

Philippians 1:20 ". . . that Christ will be honored in my life whether by life or
by death."

Romans 8:18 "For I consider all of the suffering of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us."

In the Bible it gives us laws to abide by, but we cannot be pure! So why would God tell us to do those? Because it glorifies God! Duh! I'm pretty dumb. Thoughts?
Christians today live just like the world, it' hard to tell the difference. We should be living a life for God, not us, and that does mean trying to obey his laws. And we can do this because God promises " I will never, no never,no never leave you nor forsake you."

Again, "Only what is done for Christ will last."

-Kade

6 comments:

Rachel February 10, 2008 at 3:38 PM  

The last part of the last paragraph reminded me of 'What This World Needs' by Casting Crowns. One of the verses says 'What this world needs is for us to stop hiding behind our relevance, blending in so well that people can't see the difference, 'cause it's the difference that sets the world free...'.....it's talking to us, Christians, that if we go along with what the world thinks, we won't get very far. We need to be 'different' so the 'world' (unbelievers) can see and hear about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.Then it would be free, but that is easier said than done.....I REALLY need to work on that...... I know that with God I can do it, though.

Rachel February 10, 2008 at 4:17 PM  

Sorry, I meant the first part of the last paragraph!

Rachel February 10, 2008 at 4:18 PM  

Ohh,sorry. the MIDDLE part.....

Anonymous February 10, 2008 at 6:45 PM  

Hello

Daniel James Devine February 10, 2008 at 9:28 PM  

Hey Kade, good to meet you, your brothers and your dad last Friday. Keep up the good work here!

-Daniel Devine

Anonymous February 12, 2008 at 8:08 PM  

Very Intresting! You guys are doing a awesome job. I hope you guys lead alot of people to Christ.
I think we should live for God and not ourselves. See ya!

-Natalie

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