Daily Inspiration for The Purpose Driven Life: Scriptures and Reflections from the 40 Days of Purpose

Daily Inspiration for The Purpose Driven Life: Scriptures and Reflections from the 40 Days of Purpose

by Rick Warren

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ISBN-13: 9780310337096
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 75,578
Product dimensions: 6.82(w) x 4.22(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. Rick Warren is pastor, author, global strategist, theologian, and philanthropist. His book The Purpose driven Life has been called the bestselling non-fiction hardback in publishing history by Publishers Weekly, having sold more than 32 million copies. Warren founded Saddleback Church in 1980 with his wife, Kay. In addition to a 120-acre campus in Lake Forest, CA, the church has ten satellite campuses in Southern California and three international campuses.

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Daily Inspiration for the Purpose Driven Life
Scriptures and Reflections from the 40 Days of Purpose

By Rick Warren Zondervan
Copyright © 2003
Zondervan
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ISBN: 978-0-310-80798-8


Chapter One THE FIVE PURPOSES OF A PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE

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You were made to live a purpose driven life! The five purposes of your life are:

1. WORSHIP: You were planned for God's pleasure!

After all this, there is only one thing to say: Have reverence for God, and obey his commands, because this is all that we were created for. Ecclesiastes 12:13 TEV

2. FELLOWSHIP: You were formed for a family!

It was a happy day for him when he gave us our new lives, through the truth of his Word, and we became, as it were, the first children in his new family. James 1:18 LB

3. DISCIPLESHIP: You were created to become like Christ!

God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives in him. Romans 8:29 The Message

4. MINISTRY: You were shaped for serving God!

We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV

5. EVANGELISM: You were made for a mission!

Jesus said, "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." deep into the interior of his purposes. You don't find it lying around on the surface. It's not the latest message, but more like the oldest-what God determined as the way to bring out his best in us, long before we ever arrived on the scene. 1 Corinthians 2:7 The Message

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It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone. Ephesians 1:11 The Message

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Table of Contents

The Five Purposes of a Purpose-Driven Life7
What on Earth Am I Here For?8
It All Starts with God9
You are Not an Accident13
What Drives Your Life?18
The Benefits of Purpose-Driven Living21
Made to Last Forever24
Seeing Life from God's View29
Life is a Temporary Assignment34
The Reason for Everything39
Purpose #1Worship: You Were Planned for God's Pleasure46
Planned for God's Pleasure47
What Makes God Smile?52
The Heart of Worship60
Becoming Best Friends with God66
Developing Your Friendship with God71
Worship that Pleases God78
When God Seems Distant82
Purpose #2Fellowship: You Were Formed for God's Family89
Formed for God's Family90
What Matters Most94
A Place to Belong99
Experiencing Life Together107
Cultivating Community113
Restoring Broken Fellowship120
Protecting Your Church127
Purpose #3Discipleship: You Were Created to Become like Christ133
Created to Become Like Christ134
How We Grow141
Transformed by Truth146
Transformed by Trouble156
Growing through Temptation170
Defeating Temptation179
It Takes Time185
Purpose #4Ministry: You Were Shaped for Serving God192
Accepting Your Assignment193
Shaped for Serving God200
Understanding Your Shape207
Using What God Gave You212
How Real Servants Act219
Thinking Like a Servant226
God's Power in Your Weakness233
Purpose #5Evangelism: You Were Made for a Mission241
Made for a Mission242
Sharing Your Life Message250
Becoming a World-Class Christian258
Balancing Your Life266
Living with Purpose274

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Daily Inspiration for the Purpose Driven Life: Scriptures and Reflections from the 40 Days of Purpose 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Indeed, this is a wonderful Daily Spiritual food for the soul! Those of you that come hungry, weary, and heavy burdened, fear not! This is a must read for all believers and non-believers alike! I pray that you all find it as amazing as I do on a daily basis. May God Bless you and open your heart to this refreshing boost for your soul daily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended. A wonderful study that will challenge you to grow in your relationship with God.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What On Earth Am I Here For? The Purpose Driven Life is a Forty (40) day Journey that begins with YOU and how to start your Walk with Christ. While I am still working with it, I have found very deep and thought provoking subjects. Once we learn to put OUR eyes ON God FIRST, then we are capable of 'helping others.' Since I work on a Website 'Sisters United Against Pornography' on line, I'm constantly buying and READING Books written by Christian Authors. We cannot help any Woman who's Spouse is into Sexual Addictions on the Internet, UNLESS we read AND study the books God leads us to. It's extremely important to 'Have our Personal Relationship with God' in order for ANY Spouse to help the loved one Addicted. AND this Book is absolutely one of the BEST I have read/reading, so I can, in turn, help Wives who don't have their eyes on God FIRST! The Purpose Driven Life, Journal.( I highly recommend )
LimeAndLemon More than 1 year ago
It deepens more your relationship to god and You'll understand more what is the purpose of your existence. You'll gain wisdom after reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am going to a Catholic High School ... I am reading this book in class ... i never thought i would like it but the journey for 40 days .. one chapter a day during lent ... they are short chapters with very powerful meanings .... I Highly Recommend this to anyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS A VERY HANDY LITTLE DEVOTIONAL THAT YOU CAN TAKE EVERY WERE WITH YOU. THE THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS THAT RICK WARREN HAS COME UP WITH WILL TRULY AMAZE YOU AND BLESS YOU AND HELP YOU WITH YOUR LIFE. THIS WONDERFUL LITTLE BOOK MAKES A GREAT GIFT FOR YOURSELF FOR A FRIEND OR A FAMILY MEMBER
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Very understanding and easy reading.
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I absolutely loved this book.
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A great devotional.
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Ok. Very repetitive, and contradictory
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Not great at all