Finding Purpose in Life: Live for the Glory of God

Series Finding Purpose in Life

Do you have a sense of purpose in life? … People are always trying to find a purpose for their life. Some popular purposes or reasons are family, work, and fun. Those aren't bad things, but in this series we're going to see we were made for so much more. 

You were made for a relationship with God, and you will find purpose by living for Him. You can live for the glory of God. That means to live in a way that honors him or brings praise to him.

  1. You can glorify God by your words (Psalm 63:1-5). … David brought glory to God using words. David was on the run from his son who was trying to take the throne. Yet, David still found purpose in praising and glorifying God. 

  2. You can glorify God by the way you treat your body (1 Corinthians 6:13-20). … Paul told the church in Corinth that they needed to be different from others in Corinth. Corinth was a major port city that was full sin, like Vegas but worse. The church there reasoned that what they did with their bodies because the body is temporary, but Paul gave four reasons why they should be different. 

    1. Our bodies will be raised and united with Christ. 

    2. Sexual sins, unlike other sins, are also against our own body. 

    3. The Holy Spirit lives inside us, making our bodies like temples. 

    4. It's Jesus's body now. He paid for it with His blood. 

  3. You can glorify God even in the most ordinary choices and activities of life (1 Corinthians 10:31). … The church in Corinth asked Paul if it was ok to eat meat that had been sacrificed to idols. He spent three chapters answering it and sums it by saying that everything we do should be for the glory of God, even the little things like eating or drinking. Whatever we do we should be aware of God's presence and do everything to glorify Him. 

  4. Your good deeds can cause others to glorify God (1 Peter 2:12). … Paul told Peter that the church would be ridiculed by their culture, but that they should keep doing good deeds. Those good deeds could help inspire others to come to know and glorify God.

  5. You can glorify God by the way you endure suffering (1 Peter 4:12-16). … Paul goes on to say that persecution is normal for Christians and that even though it can be difficult, we should still praise God and be glad we bear the name Christian. We often associate our purpose with what we do, but just our existence can bring glory to God.

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