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Session 9

What is your purpose in life?

Read: Exodus 9

How many times have you asked yourself, "What am I here for? What is my purpose in life?" There are hundreds, if not millions, of jobs in the world, but finding a purpose is not the same as finding a career.

In Exodus 9:16, God declares that He has a purpose for each of us, telling Pharaoh through Moses, "I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."

God could have wiped Pharaoh and the nation of Egypt off the face of the earth in one breath. After all, this is the same God who spoke the world into existence. But He didn’t. From the beginning until now, God has been working through people to make Himself known on earth. God doesn’t have to work through us; He choses to.

God sent Moses as a messenger then followed Moses’ words with a series of plagues that could only be described as other worldly. The plague on the livestock, the boils that broke out on everyone, the hailstorms that destroyed crops and animals — these were the fifth, sixth and seventh warnings God sent to Pharaoh.

God went to great lengths to make Himself known to Pharaoh, to Egypt and to the Israelites who were enslaved there. And just like God was working through Moses, He wants to work through each of us to declare His glory and power on earth.

When we submit our lives to God’s plans, He works through us in ways we never thought possible. And as a result, God’s glory is declared in the most significant and mundane moments of our lives — when we forgive those deemed unforgivable, when we’re generous without expecting anything in return, when we do what’s right even if when it’s not easy. Every interaction in every day is an opportunity to show God’s power in our lives.  

Reflect:

  • What’s one way God has gone to great lengths to make Himself known to you?
  • Why do you think God didn’t simply wipe out Pharaoh and the Egyptian army?
  • What’s one opportunity you have today to allow others to see God’s power and glory through your life?

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What if the right thing costs you everything?

What if the right thing costs you everything?

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2

Are you in need of rescue?

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3

Help is on the way

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4

Looking for a sign that God is with you?

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5

What to do when God doesn’t meet your expectations

What to do when God doesn’t meet your expectations

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6

Will you let God set you free?

Will you let God set you free?

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7

Great success often starts with failure

Great success often starts with failure

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8

How to break a cycle of regret

How to break a cycle of regret

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9

What is your purpose in life?

What is your purpose in life?

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10

When you can’t see clearly

When you can’t see clearly

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11

We are all enslaved to something

We are all enslaved to something

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12

Freedom comes from following instructions

Freedom comes from following instructions

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13

How remembering the past shapes the present

How remembering the past shapes the present

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14

How to win the war

How to win the war

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15

How to celebrate life, even when it sucks

How to celebrate life, even when it sucks

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16

God’s presence is greater than His presents

God’s presence is greater than His presents

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17

God is our banner

God is our banner

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18

The gift we never knew we needed

The gift we never knew we needed

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19

The one person who never breaks a promise

The one person who never breaks a promise

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20

A new way to think about God’s commands

A new way to think about God’s commands

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21

Revenge isn’t as sweet as you think it will be

Revenge isn’t as sweet as you think it will be

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22

What if you are the thief?

What if you are the thief?

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23

Timing is everything

Timing is everything

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24

The key to effectiveness in the church

The key to effectiveness in the church

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25

Why you should give God your best

Why you should give God your best

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26

Worship is more than singing on Sunday

Worship is more than singing on Sunday

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27

What it means to be set apart

What it means to be set apart

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28

You were made to make a difference

You were made to make a difference

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29

Is impatience getting the better of you?

Is impatience getting the better of you?

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30

You’ve got a friend in me

You’ve got a friend in me

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31

You can come to God after a mistake

You can come to God after a mistake

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32

What happens when everyone gives what God says

What happens when everyone gives what God says

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33

How to do more than you ever thought possible

How to do more than you ever thought possible

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34

How to prepare our hearts for worship

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