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Rick Warren: Purpose Driven Life Section2

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Rick Warren: Purpose Driven Life Section2

  1. 1. A person says to you, “I am a mistake, an accident, my parents never planned or wanted me. No-one loves me or cares for me. I am a failure. My life is worthless and meaningless.” What would you say to them?
  2. 2. You Are Not an Accident What on earth am I here for? Section 2 (Page 22-26)
  3. 3. “I am your Creator. You were in My care even before you were born.” Isaiah 44:2a (CEV)
  4. 4. •Your parents might not have planned you - but God did, you were in God’s mind long ago. •God was not at all surprised by your birth. In fact, He expected it. •You are alive because God wanted to create you!
  5. 5. “The Lord wi$ fulfi$ His purpose for me.” Ps. 138:8a (NIV)
  6. 6. •He knows you because He prescribed you - every detail of your body, your talents, your race, your personality. •He planned when you would be born - all your days in advance. •He planned where you’d be born -for his purpose.
  7. 7. •He planned how you’d be born •God does not make mistakes - there are no accidents •God’s motive for making - His Love - in fact he was thinking about you before the foundation of the world
  8. 8. “You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted 'om nothing into something.” Ps. 139:15 (Msg)
  9. 9. “You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Everyday was recorded in your Book.” Ps. 139:16 (LB)
  10. 10. “From one man He made every nation….and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.” Acts 17.36 (NIV)
  11. 11. “Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love” Eph 1:4 (TM)
  12. 12. God is not haphazard - he plans with great precision - in fact as scientists learn more they realise that the specifications of earth are exact for making life possible. Why did God do this? Because he is a God of love.
  13. 13. http://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/designss.html
  14. 14. The complexity of our planet points to a deliberate Designer who not only created our universe, but sustains it today.
  15. 15. The Earth...its size is perfect. The Earth's size and corresponding gravity holds a thin layer of mostly nitrogen and oxygen gases, only extending about 50 miles above the Earth's surface. If Earth were smaller, an atmosphere would be impossible, like the planet Mercury. If Earth were larger, its atmosphere would contain free hydrogen, like Jupiter. Earth is the only known planet equipped with an atmosphere of the right mixture of gases to sustain plant, animal and human life.
  16. 16. The Earth is located the right distance from the sun. Consider the temperature swings we encounter, roughly -30 degrees to +120 degrees. If the Earth were any further away from the sun, we would all freeze. Any closer and we would burn up. Even a fractional variance in the Earth's position to the sun would make life on Earth impossible. The Earth remains this perfect distance from the sun while it rotates around the sun at a speed of nearly 67,000 mph. It is also rotating on its axis, allowing the entire surface of the Earth to be properly warmed and cooled every day.
  17. 17. The Earth is located the right distance from the sun. Consider the temperature swings we encounter, roughly -30 degrees to +120 degrees. If the Earth were any further away from the sun, we would all freeze. Any closer and we would burn up. Even a fractional variance in the Earth's position to the sun would make life on Earth impossible. The Earth remains this perfect distance from the sun while it rotates around the sun at a speed of nearly 67,000 mph. It is also rotating on its axis, allowing the entire surface of the Earth to be properly warmed and cooled every day.
  18. 18. And our moon is the perfect size and distance from the Earth for its gravitational pull. The moon creates important ocean tides and movement so ocean waters do not stagnate, and yet our massive oceans are restrained from spilling over across the continents. http://www.everystudent.com/features/ isthere.html
  19. 19. And our moon is the perfect size and distance from the Earth for its gravitational pull. The moon creates important ocean tides and movement so ocean waters do not stagnate, and yet our massive oceans are restrained from spilling over across the continents. http://www.everystudent.com/features/ isthere.html
  20. 20. “God is love” 1 John 4:8 (NIV) What does it tell you of God’s character?
  21. 21. “I have carried you since you were born; I have taken care of you 'om your birth. Even when you are old, I wi$ be the same. Even when your hair has turned gray, I wi$ take care of you. I made you and wi$ take care of you.” Isaiah 46:3-4 (NCV)
  22. 22. The Message paraphrase of Romans 12:3 says, “ The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what He does for us.”
  23. 23. “For I made them for My glory; I created them .” Isaiah 43:7(TLB)
  24. 24. Point to Ponder: I am not an accident
  25. 25. Verse to remember: Isaiah 44:2 Thus says the LORD who made you, who formed you from the womb and will help you: Fear not, O Jacob my servant, Jeshurun whom I have chosen.
  26. 26. Question to Consider: Knowing that God uniquely created me, what areas of my personality, background, and physical appearance am I struggling to accept?

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