Ignite Your Life – Part 4: On Purpose

Ignite Your Life – Part 4: On Purpose

Luke 19:1-10

“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” Luke 19:10 (p.801)

  • Loving God And Living For His Purpose Is What Life Is All About.

“But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first!” Revelation 2:4 (p.950)

  1. Prioritize your relationship with God above all else.

“He (Zacchaeus) tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd.” Luke 19:3 (p.801)

(Jesus) “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.” Matthew 22:37 (p.753)

  1. Listen for His voice in everything you do.

“When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. ‘Zacchaeus!’ he said. ‘Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.’ Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy.” Luke 19:5-6 (p.801)

”My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27 (p.819)

  1. Always be an example of His love.

“Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, ‘I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!’ Jesus responded, ‘Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham.’” Luke 19:8-9 (p.801)

“And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching.” Titus 2:7 (p.917)

My Next Step This Week:

_____ I’m renewing my passion to make Jesus my first love and live my life for His purpose.

_____ I’m choosing for the first time to make Jesus my first love and live my life for His purpose.

Series Memory Verse: “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28 (p.863)


LIFE GROUP DISCUSSION

One Thing: Loving God And Living For His Purpose Is What Life Is All About.

Memory Verse: Romans 8:28 (p.863)

Bible Background: Zacchaeus – Luke 19:1-10

CONVERSATION STARTER

// Have you ever felt like you were missing something in your life? If yes, what did you do to fill that void?

WEEKEND REVIEW

Loving God And Living For His Purpose Is What Life Is All About.

How you can live that out:

  1. Prioritize your relationship with God above all else.
  2. Listen for His voice in everything you do.
  3. Always be an example of His love.

// Was there anything that stood out to you, challenged you, or maybe even confused you?

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

// Read Luke 19:1-10 (p.801).

  • Discuss the significance of this passage in relation to living our lives for God’s purpose.
  • What obstacles might prevent you from prioritizing your relationship with God, and seeking those who are lost?
  • How can we shift our focus from things of this world to loving God and living for His purpose?

// Read Revelation 2:4 (p.950).

  • How can we identify if we’ve strayed from prioritizing God in our lives?
  • What daily practices can we incorporate to keep our focus on God as our first love and to prevent ourselves from falling into complacency?

// Read Psalm 25:4-5 (p.424).    

  • How might taking the time to listen for God’s voice in our daily activities change the way we view our tasks and interactions with others?

// Read Matthew 5:13-16 (p.736).

  • How might our lives impact those around us if we fail to live according to God’s purpose?
  • How does letting our good deeds, or light, shine out align with God’s purpose as followers of Jesus?

NEXT STEP

My Next Step This Week:

_____ I’m renewing my passion to make Jesus my first love and live my life for His purpose.

_____ I’m choosing for the first time to make Jesus my first love and live my life for His purpose.

DIGGING DEEPER

Throughout this week, reflect on deepening your connection with the Lord and aligning your life with His purpose. You will reflect on themes like recognizing God’s design, prioritizing Him, manifesting The Fruits of the Spirit, seeking His counsel, and serving with a compassionate heart. Let these reflections renew your purpose and faith.

Ephesians 2:10 (p.896) Matthew 6:33 (p.738)  Galatians 5:22-23 (p.893)  Proverbs 3:5-6 (p.482)  1 Peter 4:10 (p.936)

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