What is God’s plan for my life?
Many earnest Christians have labored over this question, wondering how to choose the right school, career, city, or even spouse. Often people assume “God’s plan” is a step by step guide laid out before eternity. Every decision, in this model, is carefully scripted by the Almighty, down the proper selection of tomorrow’s breakfast.
All of that is debatable, but one thing is absolutely clear: God does have a purpose for your life! If the gospel is true, if Jesus really is alive and in charge, then there absolutely are implications for our life right now in the present. One of the best biblical meditations on God’s purposes is Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Here Paul paints a majestic picture of all God has done for us and all God intends for us through Jesus Christ.
In Ephesians 4, Paul finally stops painting his verbal canvas to address us, his listeners, directly. I said Sunday we can extract five things from this chapter about the purpose we have in Christ:
- All are called (Ephesians 4:1) - All people are called to know Jesus Christ.
- All in together (Ephesians 4:2-6) - Our call to Christ is a call to community.
- All are gifted (Ephesians 4:7-10) - Each of us is uniquely gifted by Jesus.
- All serve (Ephesians 4:11-12) - We are called and gifted to be in ministry together.
- All grow into Christ (Ephesians 4:12-13) - Together, we help each be like Jesus.
Sunday’s message takeaway question was this: what if your purpose is not a what but a who? You can be sure that God has a purpose for you, and that purpose is to be like his Son, Jesus Christ! You can hear more from Sunday’s message on our website.
We’ll wrap up our series a week from Sunday. This Sunday we welcome James Fielder as our guest speaker. Don’t miss it!
Quest Church: A Community of Grace meets for two worship services: 9am(traditional) and 10:30am (modern with concurrent Kids Quest worship)