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Cultivating friendship with God- Part 3

By Dave Henning / March 24, 2013

Pastor Rick Warren (The Purpose Driven Life) concludes his discussion of steps for developing our friendship with God in Chapter 12 ( author’s words are in bold type). 5.  I must choose to value what God values.   Friends care about what is important to the other person.  As our friendship with God deepens, we’ll care […]

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Cultivating friendship with God- Part 2

By Dave Henning / March 23, 2013

Pastor Rick Warren begins Chapter 12 of The Purpose Driven Life by noting that developing our friendship with God takes desire, time, and energy.  Like any other friendship, it won’t happen by accident.  Rick continues with the next 2 steps. 3.  I must choose to be honest with God.   We must be completely honest about […]

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Cultivating friendship with God

By Dave Henning / March 22, 2013

In Chapters 11 ands 12 of The Purpose Driven Life, author Rick Warren looks at 6 secrets of friendship with God.  The first 2 secrets will be covered here.  We can become a best friend of God (the author’s words are in bold type): 1.  Through constant conversation.  Friendship with God is built by sharing […]

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The blessing of surrender

By Dave Henning / March 21, 2013

Pastor Rick Warren concludes Chapter 10 of The Purpose Driven Life by listing 7 characteristics of surrender. 1.  When you surrender your life to God through the power of the Holy Spirit, you will experience peace, freedom, and God’s power in your life. 2.  Victory comes through surrender.  Paradoxically, surrender doesn’t weaken you, it strengthens […]

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Three barriers to surrender

By Dave Henning / March 21, 2013

In Chapter 10 (“The Heart of Worship”) of The Purpose Driven Life, author Rick Warren discusses 3 barriers that block our total surrender to God.  These barriers are significant because surrender is the heart of worship. 1. Fear- the opposite of fear, trust, is an essential ingredient of surrender.  Surrender to God is not possible […]

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A life that gives pleasure to God

By Dave Henning / March 19, 2013

Pastor Rick Warren begins Chapter 9 (“What Makes God Smile?”) of The Purpose Driven Life by stating that Noah’s life was a clear example of a life that makes God smile.  From Noah’s life we can find 5 acts of worship that bring God pleasure (the author’s words are in bold type): 1.  God smiles […]

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Planned for God’s pleasure

By Dave Henning / March 19, 2013

In Chapter 8 of The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren revisits a concept he discussed in Chapter 2- that we are not an accident.  Stated positively, we were planned for God’s pleasure: “The moment you were born into the world, God was there as an unseen witness, smiling at your birth.  He wanted you alive, […]

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Bringing God glory

By Dave Henning / March 17, 2013

Pastor Rick Warren devotes Chapter 7 (“The Reason for Everything”) of The Purpose Driven Life to describing God’s 5 purposes for our lives.  As St. Iranaeus once said, “The glory of God is a human being fully alive.”  The author’s words are in bold type. 1.  We bring God glory by worshiping him.   Rick states […]

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Life is a temporary assignment

By Dave Henning / March 16, 2013

Pastor Rick Warren offers a third and final metaphor to teach us God’s view of life in Chapter 6 of The Purpose Driven Life:  3.  Life is a temporary assignment.  Since our time on earth is brief, we shouldn’t get too attached.  Just as citizens of a foreign country working in the United States must carry […]

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LIfe metaphors

By Dave Henning / March 15, 2013

Pastor Rick Warren begins Chapter 5 (“Seeing Life from God’s View”) of The Purpose Driven Life with this quote from French-born American writer and diarist Anais Nin (1903-1977): “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”  Rick adds that how we picture life is our life metaphor, a description of […]

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Part of His plan

By Dave Henning / March 14, 2013

“The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me.”- Psalm 38:8a In Chapter 2 (“You Are Not an Accident”) of The Purpose Driven Life, Pastor Rick Warren begins by unequivocally affirming that our birth was planned by God, conceived in His mind long before our own physical birth.    God has planned every aspect of our life […]

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It all starts with God

By Dave Henning / March 12, 2013

Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church has published an expanded 10th anniversary edition of his classic book The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here For?   This edition contains 2 additional chapters that incorporate  a fresh understanding of the barriers keeping us from finding our purpose in life.  In Chapter 1 (“It All Starts with […]

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