|4 Audio CD's : 4 hours of teaching + 1 Materials CD with Powerpoint, Student Notes and Transcripts.
Teaching by Rick Warren.
This is the fourth of the purpose Driven sessions. In 101 you committed to being a member of God’s family. In 201 you committed to the habits for spiritual maturity. In 301 you committed and learned about discovering your shape for being in ministry through your church family.
401 is dedicated to helping your members discover and realise their place in the world and in home missions. “Discovering My Life Mission” is over four hours of equipping and empowering your core for world and life-changing missions.
The Basis for the Session
I Was Created To Fulfill God’s Purpose. Proverbs 16:4 says “The Lord has made everything for His purpose.” God had a purpose for bringing you here today because he wants you to understand better his purpose for your life.
God Planned My Life Mission Before I Was Born. Ephesians 2: 10 “God is our maker and in union with Christ He has created us for a life of good works which He has already prepared for us to do.” God planned your life mission even before you were born. Your life mission has both universal elements and unique elements. There are parts of your life mission that apply to every Christian and there are parts of your life mission that apply uniquely to you, what God custom designed you to do. When you became a believer you were given a new mission in life. That mission is unique.
Fulfilling My Life Mission Brings Glory To God. Jesus said in John 17:4 “I have brought You glory on earth by completing the work You gave me to do.” I don’t know a more important topic than what we’re going to talk about. Discovering and developing your life mission, your life purpose in the world.
My Primary Task In Life Is To Fulfill My Life Mission. The Bible teaches us this. Acts 20:24 “The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me to tell people the good news about God’s grace.” Regardless of what else God wants you to do with your life, if you are a believer, He has an assignment for you.
The Goal Of These Sessions: That I commit the rest of my life to being a messenger of God’s good news to other people, using my time, talents and treasures for His kingdom regardless of where it leads or what it costs. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:9 “we make it our goal to please Him.” What is our goal? To measure up to God’s plan for our lives.
Session Outline. In Session One we’re going to look at Discovering My Life Mission, God’s Purpose In Creating Us, Jesus’ Mission On Earth While He Was Here and Why Jesus’ Mission Must Matter To Me.
In Session Two we’re going to look at Sharing The Message. You not only have a Life mission you have a Life Message. In part one we’re going to talk about your testimony, the story of How I Became A Christian/How I began a relationship with Jesus. In part two the good news, explaining how to accept Christ. Then we’re going to talk about some communication tips on how to share Christ more effectively.
Then in Session Three we’re going to look at what I call Fishing My Mission Pond: Five Keys to Spiritual Fishing. We’re going to look at How People Come To Christ. We’re going to look at How To Build A Bridge Of Friendship to the unbelievers in your life so they might go to heaven.
Finally in Session Four, we’re going to look at Becoming A World Class Christian. We’re going to look at What On Earth Is God Doing? How To Get In On What God Is Doing and some Acts 1:8 opportunities. And we’re going to close with What Does It Take To Be On Mission With God?