A man and his Mission: Your Life Purpose! Genesis 2 – From God’s account of creation, He says that man has… - A work to do - A will to obey - A woman to love A biblical man- - rejects passivity - accepts responsibility - leads courageously - expects the greater reward – God’s reward As we study a man and his mission, we will address the following items: - Your life purpose - Your life plan - Your life perseverance God has a uniquely designed journey for a man from his first breath to life. 1. Your primary mission: The Westminster Shorter Catechism says “What is the chief end of man? A man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.” Revelation 4:11 (NASB95) “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” Every man must have a transcendent cause. If your only cause is yourself, you will never experience the joy, abundance, and fullness of the life God intended. 2. Your personal response: the example of Joshua - Fiercely embrace - Courageously pursue Small group: There are two examples, Joshua whose legacy carried on after his life (Joshua 24:31) and Judges 2:10, where the generation that arose did not know the Lord. Discuss with your group what actions you think contribute to leaving a legacy of faith and also what actions inhibit faith being passed to future generations. Take away: Building from your small group discussion, read Joshua 24 and Judges 2. Answer the following question before next week: What plans do I have for purposefully leaving a legacy of faith?