Life On Purpose

Part 1: Salvation

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Jesus will meet every person. Maybe it is in a worship service, with a friend or on a walk. God longs to have a relationship with people so He sent His own Son to die for us. There comes a point for every person where we have to make a decision about Jesus - will I accept Him as my personal Lord and Savior, or will I reject Him and continue to live life for myself? Jesus met Saul on the Road to Damascus, and Saul’s life was forever changed. Have you responded to Jesus? If so, how is your life different? Living a life on purpose starts with Jesus.


1. God’s purpose for us always works a reverse in us. (Acts 9:1-6)

*note about evil in the world:

  • Don’t be surprised when authority sanctions evil. 
    subtext: the High Priest said yes (vs. 1-2)
  • Evil in the world affects us but is an affront to the Almighty God, but never thwarts His plan.
    subtext: evil is not an affront to you - evil is in you

2. God can use you - but it’s gonna cost you.
But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for My name.” Acts 9:15-16

3. Life on Purpose is a hands-on mission.
Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul... Acts 9:17

“We’re gonna be a feet to the ground, hands-on church.”

4. Sometimes Jesus has to make you blind before you can see.
Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized… Acts 9:18

4. It’s okay to not feel capable of what you’re called to. 
subtext: That’s often when God does His best work. 
Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Messiah. Acts 9:22

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