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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Overview

Daily Inspiration for The Purpose Driven® Life interweaves many of the Bible verses handpicked by author Rick Warren with reflections from his New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven® Life. Designed to be used as a convenient standalone book for daily reflection, or as an easy reference tool when reading The Purpose Driven® Life, every section corresponds to each one of the 40 Days of Purpose. Daily Inspiration for the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren is a wonderful resource of encouragement. Winner of the Retailers Choice Award, this expanded edition contains new material from the bestselling book’s tenth-anniversary edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310337096
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 63,260
Product dimensions: 6.82(w) x 4.22(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

As founding pastor of Saddleback Church, Dr. Rick Warren leads a 30,000-member congregation in California with campuses in major cities around the world. As an author, his book The Purpose Driven Life is one of the bestselling nonfiction books in publishing history. As a theologian, he has lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, University of Judaism, and dozens of universities and seminaries. As a global strategist he advises world leaders and has spoken to the United Nations, US Congress, Davos Economic Forum, TED, Aspen Institute, and numerous parliaments. Rick has also founded the Global PEACE Plan, which Plants churches of reconciliation, Equips leaders, Assists the poor, Cares for the sick, and Educates the next generation in 196 countries. You can listen to Pastor Rick’s Daily Hope, his daily 25-minute broadcast, or sign up for his free daily devotionals at Pastor Rick.com.

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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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