Finding Hope 1 - Does My Life Matter? (Ecc 1:2-15)

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4 February, 2024Rev Ken GrahamFinding Hope

Does my Life Matter?


1.        When we are Unsure our Life Matters.

           What happens to us?

           a.        Life seems Not to make Sense.  

           b.        Life seems to be Boring.

           c.        Life seems Unsatisfying.

           d.        Life seems Insignificant.

           e.        Life seems Out of Control.

 

2.        How can we Really Know that our Life Really Matters?

           God has told us what the purpose of life is.

           We were Made to be Loved by God.

 

3.        So how should we Prepare for this Eternity that we are Designed for?

           When we realise that our life really does matter we will:

           a..        Get to Know God.

          How do we Establish a Relationship with God?

                       i.         Commit our lives to his Forgiveness & Leadership.

                       ii.        Build a Relationship with God.

           b.        Become More Like Jesus.

           c.        Practise Serving.

           d.        We will Share Life’s Purpose with Others.

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How can we live our lives so they really count?

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Finding Hope 2 - Accept God's Gift

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There is just one, basic message, that needs to be proclaimed:

It is in 4 simple words: You Matter To God.

God so Loved the World that he Gave.

1. Let me encourage you to Unwrap God’s Gift of Joy.

Don’t be Afraid.

There is Good News and Great Joy.

2. Let me encourage you to Unwrap God’s Gift of Hope.

Our greatest need as human beings is to be Forgiven.

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A Saviour - Someone who can deal with our Guilt.

A Lord - Someone who can give us Direction.

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