This past weekend I started a new sermon series titled “Village Identity.” The series will take us deep into the fall, and the first part of the series focuses on the mission of God and of our church. It’s an important series in life of our church, so please be faithful in your attendance in the coming weeks.
The question we tackled was, “What are we doing here?” By that I mean, what are you and I doing here on earth, going about our daily chores and business? Why do we do exist?
Because our culture is “me” centered, it’s not surprising at all to find ourselves thinking and acting just like everyone else. We all believe that the world revolves around us. And when it comes to God, we apply the same line of thinking and believe that God’s mission must be about us.
This weekend, however, I placed before you enough biblical evidence to the contrary so that by the end we all understood that the Westminster Catechism is correct when it states, “The chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.”
Let me explain that a few more ways: God is about Himself, and we exist to glorify God. That’s the consistent message throughout the Bible. No one gets a choice of glorifying God. Everyone, sooner or later, will glorify God.
I quickly referenced a long list of Bible passages that spoke about God’s desire to glorify Himself. Take a look at the complete list and dig deep into them this week.
Spend time focusing on those verses. Pick one or two and memorize them. Know them in your head and in your heart, and we’ll see you next weekend.