What Is My Purpose

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The Voice That Calls

We desire whatever we think is beckoning to complete us. The Call, p. 13 The question of completeness, identity, and purpose, is one we all ask. Who am I? What purpose do I serve? How you answer those questions is very dependent on the voice you are listening to. The voice you listen to is …

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Why “Finding My Purpose” is Such a Hot Topic

In his book, The Call, Os Guinness observes that for the highly modern parts of the world, these words from Søren Kierkegaard are particularly urgent: The thing is to understand myself, to see what God really wants me to do; the thing is to find a truth which is true for me, to find the …

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Resolutions

Forget New Year’s Resolutions. While there is something about setting a resolution for the new year, try setting life-long resolutions. This is what young Jonathan Edwards did. In his early twenties he compiled a list of resolutions that he sought to live by throughout his life. According to the document from which we have this …

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Seeking Purpose

Living on Purpose – Part 2 Compiled by Grant Schwartzenberger The Why  C. S. Lewis wrote in The Great Divorce, “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’” That is the …

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Resources for Living on Purpose

Bergen Church Vision, Mission, Values, and Strategy Vision God will be glorified and lives transformed – by our prayer, care, and sharing His Truth. Mission Sharing the gospel and equipping disciples, to become more like Jesus, who transform their communities and the world for the Kingdom of God  (one person at a time) 5 Core …

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Living on Purpose – Part 1

The Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.  John 5:19 (ESV) Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the …

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Responding To The Call

The words of Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah, one of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, to whom the word of the Lord came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign. Jeremiah 1:1-2 (ESV) Jeremiah begins with a …