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How to Have The Right Focus In Everyday Life

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SERIES: Getting Life Into Focus

MESSAGE #: 3

TITLE: “How To Have The Right Focus In Everyday Life”

TEXT:  1 Corinthians 6:19-20

ETS: Paul reminded the Corinthian Believers of their primary focus in life.

ESS:  Believers must maintain the right focus in everyday living.

OSS: Believers will refocus their lives around some key Bible truths daily.

UW: Truths

PQ: How can I maintain the right focus in everyday life?

INTRODUCTION:

  • Illustration:
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    • Three Key Bible Truths that will help you to maintain the right focus in daily living:

YOU HAVE BEEN PURCHASED AT GREAT COST

YOUR BODY IS THE PLACE OF A SPECIAL PRESENCE

YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE HAS A SPECIAL PURPOSE

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I.  YOU HAVE BEEN PURCHASED AT GREAT COST (VSS.19B-20A).

A. You no longer belong to yourself (v.19b).

1. It is vital that you understand this truth.

a)   εἴδω = to know,(i.e. get knowledge of, understand, perceive)

2. Failure to understand this truth leads to misunderstanding your role in life.

a) Gives the misconception that you belong to yourself.

3. Failure to understand this truth leads to a misunderstanding of God’s role in your life.

a) Leads to the mistaken idea that God exists to serve your purpose.

B. You belong to the Lord Jesus Christ (vs. 20a).

1. You belong to the Lord by right of law.

a) The law of provision: (He created provision before the one who needed it.)

(1) He created air before man.

(2) He created vegetation before animals

(3) He created water before fish.

(4) He created the cross before Eden.

b) The law of possession (He reserves something in the physical realm to teach us of his possession of all). (Psalm 50:11-12).

(1) He taught it with a tree (Gen.2:16-17)

(2) He taught it with a day (Gen.2:2-3)

(3) He taught it with a city (Josh. 6:19)

(4) He taught it with the land (Ex. 23:10-11; Lev. 25:4-5; 2 Chr. 36:21)

(5) He taught it with the tithe (Mal. 3:8)….the ultimate tithe (Rom. 12:1-2).

2. You belong to the Lord by right of redemption.

a) He paid a great price for you.

(1) Left his throne in heaven to come to earth.(Gal. 4:4-5)

(2) Endured severe torture (Beatings, etc.)and was crucified for your sins.(Matt. 26:67- 27:50)

II.  YOUR BODY IS THE PLACE OF A SPECIAL PRESENCE (VS.19A).

A. Your body is the place of God’s special presence.

1. There are two words for “temple” in the NT.

a)  ἱερόν = refers to the whole temple compound.

b)   ναός = refers to the inner temple (Holiest Place)

c) This is the one used of the believer’s body                 (note: John 14:16-17).

B. Your life is marked by God’s continual presence.

1. Remembering this fact helps us in holy living (vs.15; Psa. 139:1-12).

2. Is there anything that you wouldn’t do if Jesus were bodily present? Don’t do it…He is present in your body!

III.  YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE HAS A SPECIAL PURPOSE (VS. 20B).

A. Your ultimate purpose is to glorify God.

1.  Glorify (δοξάζω) = to cause the dignity and worth of some person or thing to become manifest and acknowledged

2. You are to glorify God in your body and spirit.

a) How much does Jesus mean to you?

b) You are to live in such a way that other people see Jesus.

(1) Ben (as a small child) said of missionary,” There is Jesus, Mama.”

B. Your urgent purpose is to glorify God.

1. You are to glorify God in the Immediate.

a) Original language indicates urgency..”already be glorifying God…”

b) People all around you are in danger of dying without Christ.

(2) They are watching you.

CONCLUSION:

  • Summary:
    • Three Key Bible Truths that will help you to maintain the right focus in daily living: •YOU HAVE BEEN PURCHASED AT GREAT COST

YOUR BODY IS THE PLACE OF A SPECIAL PRESENCE

YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE HAS A SPECIAL PURPOSE

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  • Illustration: Dr. Walter Wilson (Kansas City Bible Church and Bible Institute):
    • “This is your body…do with it whatever you want.”  

DATES / PLACES PREACHED:

Shenango Valley Baptist Church ………… Sunday April , 2008

Ashtabula Baptist Church ………………… Sunday, May 4, 2008 (AM)

East Conneaut Baptist Chapel ……………..Sunday, June 29, 2008

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