created to become like christ

The Purpose Driven Life – Part 4

Pastor Bill and Brother Justin


March 6, 2022


“From the very beginning God decided that those who came to Him - and He knew who would - should become like His Son...”

Romans 8:29 (LB)


“God wants us to grow Christ in everything.”

Ephesians 4:15 (MSG)






In all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”  Romans 8:28 (NIV)




  1. GOD USES ___________________ TO TEACH US TO _____________________.

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”  Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)


They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.”

Mark 14:32-34 (NIV)


“Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

Mark 14:36 (NIV)


  1. GOD USES _______________________ TO TEACH US TO _____________.

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.” Matthew 4:1 (NIV)


        Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”

 Matthew 4:10 (NIV)


  1. GOD USES ________________________TO TEACH US TO __________________.

“People passing by shook their heads and hurled insults at Jesus...and the elders made fun of Him... Even the bandits who had been crucified with Him insulted Him in the same way.”  Matthew 27:39-44 (TEV)


“Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive these people, because they don't know what they are doing.’"  Luke 23:34 (NLT)


“We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with Him, then we're certainly going to go through the good times with Him.”  Romans 8:17 (MSG)


      “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 2:5 (NIV)













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