Series: In Every Season
Title: A Hunger for Purpose
Text: Joshua 5:1-15
In society, many people are busy and effective but this does not mean that they are living purposeful lives. What is the secret to fulfilling our hunger for purpose?
Would you say that you are hungry for purpose? Why? What are some signs that a person desires to live a purposeful life?
On reading Luke 5:1-11, we notice that Jesus eventually calls Simon to a different purpose than what Simon had expected. Why do you think God’s purpose often differs from ours?
If we want to live a purposeful life, we have to take our eyes off our purpose for ourselves and focus instead on God’s higher purpose for us. What may help us to make this “switch” in focus?
The preacher mentions the three chairs of commitment, compromise and conflict. In your current life station, what are some common daily decisions that will lead to a Christian “moving” from chair to chair?
What do you think God’s purpose for you is at your life station? How has it been for you trying to follow God’s call?
What kind of help or encouragement do you need to pursue God’s purpose for you?