Discover God's Purpose For Our Lives

John Maxwell

On Mission

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

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