The Three Ultimate Questions

The Three Ultimate Questions There are what I will call in this blog, The Three Ultimate Questions. They are common to everyone and everything. Although we may ask them a little differently, we still seek to find their answers. So here we go, they are…

  • Who am I?
    • This question is about our identity
  • Where do I fit?
    • This question is about our belonging
  • What difference do I make?
    • This question is about our purpose

Regardless of age, these questions are common to everyone and to life. Many people go all their lives feeling the tension of resolving these three ultimate life questions. I believe the Gospel, the Good News of scripture, offers the most profound answers to these questions. The answers are also found in our relationship with God. We are not the first or last to ask the question, who am I? In Psalms 8:4-5 David asked, “what is man and the son of man that you look upon in order to come to his aid?” The truth is God answers the identity question in His Word. In 2 Corinthians 5:17 God says, “if any man is in Christ, he becomes a new creation.” These words, “in Christ” describe both relationship and identity. It tells us who we are, what we have, and what we can do. This lets us know God designed for our identity to be revealed to us one way, through our relationship with Him. It is only through receiving Christ can we see our identity or who God made us to be. Next, our search for identity is closely linked with one’s quest for belonging. Only God truly shows us how we belong. People wonder, “where do I fit in the community, and where are the quality and quantity of life-giving relationships I deserve at?” Well I know we all want to belong, right? So, upon receiving Christ God placed us in the Body of Christ, and we have a place we fit together with others, read 1 Corinthians 12:12-18. Then His design was that we each receive from and give to one another in life-giving relationships. These are found only in a strong local church. Then from that place, we answer the question, what difference do I make? This question is about purpose and one’s commitment and the ability to engage in meaningful activity that will impact others. This question is best answered by God’s mission. Most people’s search for purpose is fueled by their deep desire to make a difference and the good news is God tells us how. Both Matthews and Marks gospel gives us the great commission to go into all the world and preach the good news so people can be saved. This is the job of every believer. Both our answer about purpose and our desire to make a difference is found in being involved in God’s mission to the world. Remember the answers to these three ultimate questions are only found in our relationship with God. For a further study and more detailed answers to these questions, you can check out the message, “The Three Ultimate Questions” from November 11, 2018.



Jesus, More Than Just a Man

Jesus, More Than Just a Man

No matter what time of the year you may find yourself reading this, those of the Christian faith celebrate the advent or Christ’s first coming to the Earth. Most of us have heard the Christmas story many times and its beauty still amazes us. In this blog I want to simply show us some important truths of our faith and remind us that Jesus was more than just a baby in a manger. Read more…


What Does God Call Precious?

In this blog, I want to look at some things that God in His Word tells us are precious. Precious meaning dear, beloved, valuable to the higher degree, to be prized. So, we get the idea these are important to God and hopefully after knowing that, we view them that way as well. Read more…



Winning the Battle for Your Mind

One of the most challenging and ongoing battles believers fear in life has to do with their minds. One thing believers need to understand is the mind is the battleground satan attacks us on. His main weapon is deception which many times, comes in the form of thoughts and suggestions to our minds. What makes this even more challenging is that our enemy is invisible, so we can’t use natural weapons to defend ourselves or to defeat him. The good news is we do have weapons and by using them we can win this battle. Read more…



Where Does Your Help Come From?

I have a simple yet important question to ask, have you ever needed help? Sure, chances are there have been many times you’ve been overwhelmed and felt the need for help. Most everyone can attest to that. Now, one more important question, where does your help come from? Thank God for all the avenues help can come to us through those around us. I’m certainly not making light of that but as believers, where does our greatest help come from? Well, you know the answer, from the Lord. There are simply times in our lives where we will fall short unless we receive spiritual, emotional, physical, and financial help from the Lord. Read more…


Are You on the Potter’s Wheel?

Do you know God wants to make each of us into something special for His purpose? Well, He does and according to Romans 8:29 it is God’s plan for us to be Christ-like. We find in the 18th chapter of Jeremiah God sending the prophet to the potter’s house and there God spoke to him an important lesson. There God reveals His plan to mold us into something beautiful and useful for His glory. In this blog, I want to show you one thing God uses to mold us into all He wants us to be. The answer is God uses His Word to put us together and shape us for His use. Read more…



The Shield of Faith

In this blog, I want to do a brief exegesis (interpretation) of Ephesians 6:16.

It tells us, “Above all taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Read more…



Wisdom for Living

In this blog, I want to talk about the importance of wisdom in our lives. Proverbs 4:7 tells us, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” The book of Proverbs is best known for its wisdom and teaches us how to live in this world in accordance with the will of God. So what is wisdom? Wisdom is the correct application of knowledge. It is knowing what to do with what you have learned. I like to say it this way, Proverbs is full of wisdom, common sense, and practical advice for everyday living. There are many topics covered in Proverbs, so what I’d like to do is share a few of them with you that will help your life. With each topic, I’ll share a couple of verses and do so using the Message Bible. Read more…



3 Things God’s People are to Become

Titus 3:8 (Expanded Bible) This teaching is true and I want you to be sure the people understand these things. Then those who believe in God will be careful to use their lives for doing good. These things are good and will help everyone. Read more…



2 Things That Must Change

 

In this blog, I want to talk about two important things that need to change in every believer’s life. These two things are our thoughts and words. Once we are saved, if we don’t change our thoughts and our words, not much else will change in our lives. As powerful as salvation is to our eternal being and destiny, if we don’t change these two important things, then not much else will change in our lives. Read more…