But Why??? Purpose of Life


Discussion

Overview

Why are there so many religions? How do I know which one is the right one? Does it even matter or are they all the same? Does it really make a difference as long as I believe in a higher power?

Since the beginning of time people have been trying to answer 3 basic questions: 
ORIGIN: How did I get here?
PURPOSE: Why am I here?
DESTINY: What happens when I die?

Since then, mankind has answered these questions through making objects to worship, hoping they will bring good luck or by praying and offering sacrifices to forces of nature, hoping their lives may in some way be blessed. Their main goal has been living a peaceable and good life, hoping the good they do outweighs the bad. 

But in each of these things we find a common theme, mankind trying to earn favor with a deity by doing something they think a deity will look favorably on. In each scenario, mankind is trying to control their destiny. 

But this leaves us wondering if any of it works. How do we know any of it is true or if all along we have been carrying around a lucky rabbits foot hoping something good will happen to us

Questions:

  • Is it comforting, disheartening or confusing to know that our ultimate purpose is to glorify God? Explain: You can use your own adjectives to describe

  • How does this affect your daily living?  How should it? 

  • What is the easiest and hardest things for you to grasp about life’s purpose? 

  • Knowing the answer can sometimes be easy. Understanding exactly how to live that out can take a lifetime. What questions do you have in regards to your ultimate purpose? 

Challenge:

Over the past couple weeks, we have asked some real life questions. Have you come to a place where you believe in the Bible, and that you were created by God? If so, are you seeking to glorify God in your life?

  • Have you sincerely turned to Christ for salvation? Is it real to you? 
  • Every individual is unique. Pray, read, research, and seek what it means in your own life to glorify God. 
  • Identify specifically in your life where your priorities are not focused on the right things.