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Title: Why in the world are we here?


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Why in the world are we here?
  • Dave Brereton
  • RBC
  • December 30, 2012

2
Science
  • To survive and to reproduce
  • To contribute to the multi-billion year process
    of evolution, natural selection

3
Philosophy
  • 250 best-known writers, philosophers, writers
    intellectuals
  • Dr Hugh Moorhead, published their answers in
    1988.
  • More honestif you discover it, let us know!

4
Boxing Day (Week, Year)
  • North America only has eight per cent of the
    world's population, but consumes one third of the
    world's resources and produces one half of the
    world's garbage!

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Calgary Herald December 29, 2012 on Spirituality
in the High School Classroom
  • Are we allowed to wonder?
  • Teachers discussing spirituality with their
    students have to do so under the radar.
  • Based on what they are being taught in science
    class do they have any purpose or meaning? Are
    they allowed to ask?
  • Its the elephant in the room.

7
Richard Rohr Adams Return
  • 1. Life is difficult
  • 2. You are not that important
  • 3. Your life is not about you
  • 4. You are not in control
  • 5. You are going to die

8
God
  • when the times will have reached their
    fulfillmentto bring all things in heaven and on
    earth together under one head, even Christ.
    Ephesians 110

9
Jesus
  • I brought glory to you here on earth by
    completing the work you gave me to do. John 174

10
Mahatma Gandhi's Mission
  • Let the first act of every morning be to make the
    following resolve for the day
  • I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
  • I shall fear only God.
  • I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
  • I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
  • I shall conquer untruth by truth.
  • And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all
    suffering.

11
Alexandra Stockdate
  • My mission is to teach children to love Jesus, to
    love one another, and to love learning.

12
Apostle Paul
  • My purpose is that they may be encouraged in
    heart and united in love, so that they may have
    the full riches of complete understanding, in
    order that they may know the mystery of God,
    namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the
    treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Col. 22-3
  • For to me, to live is Christ and to die is
    gain. Phil. 121

13
Good Questions to get you started
  • Why are you here?
  • On your tombstoneshe ___, ___ and ___ mission
    accomplished!
  • What three things are you most passionate about?
  • What fulfills you the most?
  • Where do you want to be in 5, 10 or 25 years?
  • Your biggest strengths and weaknesses?
  • 514 705 6823

14
Why are we here?
  • For by him all things were created things in
    heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,
    whether thrones or powers or rulers or
    authorities all things were created by him and
    for him. He is before all things, and in him all
    things hold together. Col. 116-17

15
Why are we here?
  • Repent and Believe - John 336
  • Make Disciples - Matt 28
  • Bring Gods Justice - Matt 633
  • Cultural Impact - 2 Cor 105

16
Conversion Evangelism
  • Repent and turn to God so that your sins may be
    wiped out. Acts 319
  • Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be
    saved. Act 1631

17
Making Disciples
  • Observe the commands of the Lord, walking in
    obedience to him and revering him. Deut 86
  • teaching them to obey everything I have
    commanded you. Matt 2820

18
Justice Impact
  • This is the fasting I have chosen to loose the
    chains of injusticeto set the oppressed free.
    Isa 586
  • Seek first Gods kingdom and its righteousness
    (justice). Matt 633

19
Culture Collision
  • My justice will become a light to the nations.
    Isaiah 514
  • We take captive every thought to make it obedient
    to Christ. 2 Cor 105
  • Its about God, not us. Col 1
  • Generosity accompanies your confession of the
    gospel of Christ. 2 Cor 96-15

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Micah got it!
  • the Lord has told you what is good,
  • and this is what he requires of you
  • to do what is right, to love mercy,
  • and to walk humbly with your God.
  • Micah 68

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Happy New Year !!!
  • May the Lord bless you
  • and protect you.
  • May the Lord smile on you
  • and be gracious to you.
  • May the Lord show you his favor
  • and give you his peace.

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Personal Mission or Purpose Statements texted to
me during the service
  • To bring glory to God by empowering others,
    through education, to pursue purpose driven lives
  • Promote His glorious name and His redeeming love
    widely, deeply, passionately and authentically.
  • I'm here to serve God and enjoy him forever.
  • Short To worship Jesus in everything I do.
  • Long To try everyday to be more like Jesus that
    I may be a living testimony to those who know and
    don't know him, in order to be an example.
  • We are to be Ambassadors of all nations. My
    mission is to be an Ambassador for the people in
    the Greater Montreal area.
  • To glorify / serve God and love Him forever,
    continually being mindful of Jesus, others then
    me.
  • To show God's love to others by cultivating
    relationships -- with family, with other
    Christians, ALSO with non-Christians in my
    community.
  • To know Christ and become his friend
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