Purpose

How to find your purpose in life

I saw a news story not long ago about some of the poverty in many portions of our nation. The reporter went into some of the roughest areas of some American cities to see how many of these people, who had absolutely nothing at all, lived their lives. And as they were interviewing some of these people, my heart was so heavy. None of them, it seemed, had any purpose in life.

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How God can use you to start something big

When I was a little boy, I used to love taking a magnifying glass out in the front yard, piling a bunch of leaves together, and using the magnifying glass to focus the sunlight on those leaves and catching them on fire. And as I think back on that, I’m reminded of the power of focused energy.

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How to steer clear of spiritual traps

Benjamin Disraeli, who long ago served as Prime Minister of Great Britain, once said, “The secret of success is constancy of purpose.” Now what does that mean? Well, all too often, people today flex and change in their life’s purpose. They act on impulse, not thinking about how their actions will ultimately impact their lives.

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How to give young people a purpose in life

I read not long ago that only 49 percent of college freshmen in America have a thought-out philosophy of life. That’s nearly half of the young people entering our universities today who don’t have a direction. They’re simply living day-to-day and not giving a thought as to what’s really important.

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Are you a cosmic accident?

I want you to picture your heart, that powerful machine pumping inside your chest. Believe it or not, it’s about the size of your fist and weighs less than a half a pound. Yet in less than twelve hours, it does enough work to lift 65 tons off the ground! 

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Where to find your purpose in life

Down in West Palm Beach, Florida, where I pastored for 8 years, just a few miles off the coast is the Gulf Stream. Now the Gulf Stream is like a river flowing through the ocean. It was used by early explorers to get from the Caribbean back to Europe. And if you’re out on a boat and come across the Gulf Stream, you’ll move from blue-green water to almost purple water.

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God is not done with you

Harland Sanders, who you might know better as Colonel Sanders, had a difficult life. His father died when he was 5, he quit school at 16, and by the time he was 20, Harland had suffered every kind of setback imaginable. He lost jobs, and his young wife took their daughter and moved out.

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Are you in a desert place?

God will sometimes take us to desert places…spiritually speaking…to purify and to prepare us for the greatest seasons of our lives. You may not like it, but it’s still true.

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Finding your purpose.

And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”   –Acts 9:5   Paul’s conversion to Christ is one of the greatest transformational encounters in all of Scripture. Do you remember the story?   Paul was traveling down the Damascus road, when he was suddenly knocked to […]

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Finding your purpose

Paul’s conversion to Christ is one of the greatest transformational encounters in all of Scripture. Do you remember the story?

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