Discover God's Purpose For Our Lives

In this series that breaks down our mission statement, we learn about the true DNA of Bayside and why we choose to live by each of the components of this statement. This week, we hear from Pastor John Maxwell as he shares personal lessons on how we can discover God’s purpose for our life.

John Maxwell

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January 29, 2023

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Discover God's Purpose For Our Lives

January 29, 2023

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Matthew 5:13-16 (MSG)

13 “Let me tell You why You are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out theGod-flavors of this earth. If You lose Your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost Your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.

14-16“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out theGod-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make You light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide You under a bucket, do You? I’m putting You on alight stand. Now that I’ve put You there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine!Keep open house; be generous with Your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.


How I Learned to Value People


1. My Father’s Example

Values Lesson – “How I Value People Determines How I View Them”


2. My “Evangelism Awakening”

Values Lesson – Value People Like God Values People


3. My “Zig” Lesson

Values Lesson – Always Put Others First … ALWAYS


4. My “Hot Stove” Lesson

Values Lesson – Don’t Allow a Bad Experience to Become a Lifetime Experience


5. My Enron Lesson

Values Lesson – Great Values Have a Great Return


6. My Crossover Experience

Values Lesson – Proximity Increases Value


7. My Heart Attack

Values Lesson – Value people and Add Value to Them


8. My Jesus Walk

Values Lesson – Be Like Jesus, Serve People