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Welcome to Bible Study. Greetings Song - vs. 1 & 2 Opening Prayer Song - vs. 3 Connection. It All Starts with God . Colossians 1:15-17

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Welcome to bible study

Welcome to Bible Study

Greetings

Song - vs. 1 & 2

Opening Prayer

Song - vs. 3

Connection


It all starts with god

It All Starts with God

Colossians 1:15-17

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.


Prison letters from caesarea ad 57 60

Prison Letters from Caesarea AD 57-60

Colossians Ephesians Philemon


God s purpose

God’s Purpose

If you want to

know why you

were placed

on this planet,

you must

begin with

God. You

were born by

his purpose

and for his

purpose.

Along a main inland road from Ephesus to the Euphrates River, Colossae shared the beauty of the Lycus Valley.


Question

Question

Who do we begin with God to know why we were put here on earth?


We begin with god

We Begin with God

  • A man got lost in the mountains. When he stopped to ask for directions to the campsite, he was told, "You can't get there from here. You must start from the other side of the mountain!"

  • So, you must begin with God, your Creator. It is only in God that we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, and our destiny.


Romans 8 6 compare contrast

Romans 8:6 Compare & Contrast

  • NIV - The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;

  • NLT - So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.


Welcome to bible study

The easiest way to discover the purpose of an invention is to ask the creator of it. The same is true for discovering your life's purpose:

Ask God.


Ephesians 1 11

Ephesians 1:11

Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.


Insights

Insights

  • 1. You discover your identity and purpose through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • 2. God was thinking of you long before you ever thought about Him.

  • 3. The purpose of your life fits into a much larger, cosmic purpose that God has designed for eternity.


Thinking about my purpose

Thinking About My Purpose

  • Point to Ponder: It's not about me.

  • Verse to Remember: Colossians 1:16b "… all things were created by him and for him."

  • Question to Consider: In spite of all the advertising around me, how can I remind myself that life is really about living for God, not myself?


Closing prayer

Closing Prayer


Resources

Resources

  • The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

  • The Purpose Driven Life will guide you to greatness - through living the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Billy Graham

  • The Holy Bible

  • Inspirational Thoughts


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