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Living On Purpose –- Sermon Series

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  • Author: Cheryl Mathison is the Teaching Pastor at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church.
  • Updated: 05/24/2006
  • Copyright: St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, 17205 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN  55447 - 763-475-7128

In the Fall of 2005, the pastors at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church preached a series of sermons which correlated with a congregation wide encouragement to write personal and family mission statements.  The topics, themes, mission emphasis, texts and focuses of the sermons are listed.


Living On Purpose -- Sermon Series

Five Week Sermon Series

Week One:
Topic:  Who Writes the  Agenda?
Theme: A Reality Check
Mission Emphasis: The  Value of a Mission Statement
Scripture Text:  Matthew 25:31-45/The Message
        Focus:  Introduction,  Chapter 1. Living on Purpose -- Book Review

Week Two:
Topic:  The Promise of a Good Life
Theme: God's best for you
Mission Emphasis: The shared hoped for outcome of mission
Scripture Texts:  Micah 6:6-8, I Corinthians 2:7, Jeremiah 29:11, Philippians 3:13
Focus:  Chapter 2. Living on Purpose -- Book Review  

Week Three:
Topic:  On a Mission From God
Theme: An invitation to listen for God's voice
Mission Emphasis: Discerning my mission
Scripture Texts:  Psalm 46:10, Ephesians 2:10, Matthew 6:33
Focus: Chapter 3. Living on Purpose -- Book Review
 
Week Four:
Topic:  My Life: Lived On Purpose
Theme: Living a whole-life faith
Mission Emphasis: All encompassing mission
Scripture Texts: Romans 12:2 Mark 12:30
Focus:  Chapter 4. Living on Purpose -- Book Review

Week Five:
Topic: Making A Difference
Themes: 
           Living to love
           What does it mean to be the church?
           Learning the "freedom of discipline" (page 110)
Mission Emphasis:  Mission in Action
Scripture Texts:  Isaiah 26:3, 2 John 6, Matthew 13:1-8
Focus: Chapter 6. Living on Purpose -- Book Review  


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