We are a Kanye
Wed Jun 19, 2013
by Odd Thomas
Does the bible contain errors?
Tue Jun 18, 2013
by Megan Almon
Introducing: “Know the Bible” series
Mon Jun 17, 2013
What is Scripture?
Mon Jun 17, 2013
by Justin Holcomb
21 simple ways to be an exceptional dad
Sun Jun 16, 2013
by Josh Mcpherson
You’re Created with a Purpose
Jesus doesn’t forbid you from pursuing greatness. Jesus simply redeems your pursuit for greatness (Luke 22:24–28).
Greatness according to Jesus is not about making you famous, rich, and powerful, but it is about serving and influencing others to point to Jesus’ fame.
God has created you to be you. Regardless of what you think or feel about yourself, God has created you with value, worth, and a purpose. He has given you talents. He has given you gifts. He has orchestrated your life. He has provided you with various experiences, educational opportunities, creativity, and a circle of influence that is unique to you.
What are you doing with what you have you been given by God? Are you seeking to make yourself great, or are you seeking to make Jesus great by serving him and others?
This is one of the big ideas that we’ll be hitting at our upcoming 2012 Resurgence Conference this fall. Because Jesus lives, we live for Jesus—in all any and all areas of life. He changes everything.
Some people have the misguided idea that God only gets excited when you’re doing “spiritual things,” like going to church or helping the poor, or, you know, confessing or doing something like that. The bottom line is, God gets pleasure watching you be you.
That’s a quote from Pastor Rick Warren, one of our conference speakers, from a TED talk he gave a few years ago. Check it out through the video of that talk below or download the audio of the message here.
This fall at our conference, Pastor Rick will be speaking on the topic, “We Seek Influence for Jesus.”
Learn more and register for the conference by visiting the 2012 Resurgence Conference page and be sure to take advantage of the different money-saving offers available. We’ll see you in there!