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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
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
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
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
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
Topic: Making A Difference
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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