Acts 13:36
Acts 13:36
"For when David had served God's purpose in his
own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with
his fathers and his body decayed.
*God had a purpose for David…
*God’s purpose for David was to bless Israel
2 Samuel 5:9-12
David then took up residence in the fortress and
called it the City of David. He built up the area around
it, from the supporting terraces inward. 10 And he
became more and more powerful, because the LORD
God Almighty was with him. 11 Now Hiram king of Tyre
sent messengers to David, along with cedar logs and
carpenters and stonemasons, and they built a palace
for David. 12 And David knew that the LORD had
established him as king over Israel and had exalted his
kingdom for the sake of his people Israel.
*God has created each one of us with a
purpose to serve in this generation.
Acts 17:26-27
From one man he made every nation of men,
that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he
determined the times set for them and the exact
places where they should live. 27 God did this so
that men would seek him and perhaps reach out
for him and find him, though he is not far from
each one of us.
*God wants us to know Him.
*God has determined the exact time and
place that each of us would live.
Ephesians 2:10
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ
Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in
advance for us to do.
*God has prepared good works for us to do
as we walk in faith.
*Often times we chase after what pleases us
instead of what is pleasing to God,
*not knowing that when we seek after what
is pleasing to God, God gives us what we
find most pleasing.
Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you
the desires of your heart.
*God has designed each one of us to fulfill a
specific purpose in this generation.
*God has also given each one of us the
resources to achieve and complete that
*What if I don’t know what my purpose is?
• Purpose is discovered, uncovered, recognized
• Reflect on your life to see God’s fingerprints
• Assessments
• Be faithful where you are right now
*Assessments – S.H.A.P.E.
S – spiritual gifts
H – heart
A – abilities
P – personality
E – experiences
*Assessments – S.H.A.P.E.
S – spiritual gifts
• Everyone has at least one
 1 Peter 4:10-11 10 Each one should use whatever gift
he has received to serve others, faithfully
administering God's grace in its various forms. 11 If
anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the
very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it
with the strength God provides, so that in all things
God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be
the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
*Assessments – S.H.A.P.E.
S – spiritual gifts
H – heart
*What drives you?
*What breaks your heart?
*People group? Age? Circumstances?
*Assessments – S.H.A.P.E.
S – spiritual gifts
H – heart
A – abilities
*Assessments – S.H.A.P.E.
S – spiritual gifts
H – heart
A – abilities
P – personality
*Assessments – S.H.A.P.E.
S – spiritual gifts
H – heart
A – abilities
P – personality
E – experiences
*Good or Hurtful
• 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 3 Praise be to the God and Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the
God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles,
so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the
comfort we ourselves have received from God
*Assessments – T3
* Ephesians 5:15-16 15 Be very careful, then, how you
live-- not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of
every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Talents – spiritual gifts, abilities, personality
Treasures – material, financial
Final Thoughts:
*Be the person you were created to be
*Discover your life purpose
*Live your life now so you will have no regrets
when you stand before Jesus to give an account
of your life

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