WHAT IS THE POINT OF LIFE?

Pastor Bill Stevenson

 

June 27, 2021

 

ECCLESIASTES 7:24 (GNT)

“How can I discover what life means?”

 

  1. WHEN I DON’T UNERSTAND THE POINT OF LIFE….

 

  1. LIFE SEEMS ______________________

“Life is useless, all useless.  You spend your life working…but what do you have to show for it? …the world just stays the same.”  Ecclesiastes 1:2-4 (GNT)

 

  1. LIFE SEEMS ________________________

“The sun rises and goes down…the wind blows round and round and back again.  Every river flows into the sea…(then) the water returns to where the river began and starts all over again.  Everything leads to weariness…”  Ecclesiastes 1:4-8 (GNT)

 

  1. LIFE SEEMS _______________________________

“No matter how much we see, we’re never satisfied: no matter how much we hear, we’re not content.  History merely repeats itself.  Nothing is truly new.”  Ecclesiastes 1:8-10 (LB)

 

  1. LIFE SEEMS ________________________________

“No one remembers what has happened in the past, and no one in days to come will remember what happens between now and then.”  Ecclesiastes 1:11 (GNT)

 

  1. LIFE SEEMS ________________________________

“You can’t straighten out what is crooked; you can’t count things that aren’t there!”  Ecclesiastes 1:15 (GNT)

 

 

 

  1. WHAT IS THE POINT OF LIFE?

“Long ago, even before he made the world, God chose us to be his very own through what Christ would do for us…with his love.  His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by sending Jesus Christ to die for us.  And he did this because he wanted to!”  Ephesians 1:4-5 (LB)

 

“And this was his purpose; that when the time is right, he will gather us all together…to be with him in Christ forever!”  Ephesians 1:10 (LB)

 

LIFE IS PREPARATION FOR ETERNITY!

“He has set eternity in the hearts of men.”  Ecclesiastes 3:11

 

HOW DO I PREPARE

 

  1. GET TO __________________ GOD

“To all who receive him, Christ gives the right to become children of God.”  John 1:12 (LB)

 

  1. __________________ LIKE CHRIST

“For those who love God…everything that happens fits into a pattern for good.  For God…choose us to bear the family likeness of his Son, so he might be the eldest of many brothers.”  Romans 8:28-29 (Ph)

 

  1. ___________________ SERVING

“God, who made us…has given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ago planned that we should spend these lives in helping others.”  Ephesians 2:10 (LB)

 

  1. _____________ LIFE’S PURPOSE WITH OTHER PEOPLE

“…This is the wonderful message he has given us to tell others.”  2 Corinthians 5:19 (LB)

 

 

 

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