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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God It's who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That's the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship. John 4:23 The Message
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God Discovering Your God-Given Purpose
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God Discovering Your God-Given Purpose Ten years ago a book was written and published that transformed the life of millions around the world!
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God Discovering Your God-Given Purpose Rick Warrens Purpose Driven Life uncovered the unsettling need that people from all walks of life have, namely to know that their life matters!
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God Discovering Your God-Given Purpose The subtitle of the book was What on Earth am I Here for?
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God Discovering Your God-Given Purpose Across the centuries many have asked a similar question!
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God Discovering Your God-Given Purpose The man without purpose is like a ship without a rudder -- a waif -- a nothing, a no man. Thomas Carlyle
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God Discovering Your God-Given Purpose Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters. John Wooden
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God Discovering Your God-Given Purpose But how do we find meaning in life.... by finding our God-Given Purpose!
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor? Or who has first given to Him, and it shall be repaid to him? For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:33-36
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God Have you ever come on anything quite like this extravagant generosity of God, this deep, deep wisdom? Its way over our heads. Well never figure it out. Is there anyone around who can explain God? Anyone smart enough to tell him what to do? Anyone who has done him such a huge favor that God has to ask his advice? Everything comes from him; Everything happens through him; Everything ends up in him. Always glory! Always praise! Yes. Yes. Yes. Romans 11:33-36 The Message
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God To Worship Him! The Upward Meaning The Limited View What Happens on Sunday morning!
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God To Worship Him! The Upward Meaning The Extended View It is a Lifestyle of Enjoying God, Loving Him, Giving Ourselves to His Purpose! Rick Warren
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God To Worship Him! The Upward Meaning So brothers and sisters, since God has shown us great mercy, I beg you to offer your lives as a living sacrifice to him. Your offering must be only for God and pleasing to him, which is the spiritual way for you to worship. Romans 12:1 NCV
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God To Worship Him! The Upward Meaning The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. Billy Graham
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God To Live As A Steward! The Inward Meaning The Limited View How We Employ our Material Possessions!
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God To Live As A Steward! The Inward Meaning The Extended View All is a Sacred Trust to be Used for His Purpose!
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God To Live As A Steward! The Inward Meaning The Extended View Using all that You Are & Have in a Redemptive Purpose
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God To Live As A Steward! The Inward Meaning The Extended View To believe it belongs to you is a mirage; It will always lack meaning!
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God To Live As A Steward! The Inward Meaning By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this worlds goods, and sees his brother in need
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God To Live As A Steward! The Inward Meaning and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:16-18
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God To Share His Truth! The Outward Meaning The Limited View A Formula for Salvation!
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God To Share His Truth! The Outward Meaning The Extended View To Help Others Find Intimacy with God!
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God To Share His Truth! The Outward Meaning Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God Life as Sacrament Not about What You do, but How You do it!
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  • engage the joy of intentionally knowing God It's who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That's the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship. John 4:23 The Message