Chapter 2 – A God Of Purpose

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  •  Explain the divine purpose of God.
  •  Explain why it is important to understand God’s purpose and plans.
  •  Identify the instruments through which God accomplishes His purpose and plans.
  •  Explain how the ministry of Jesus related to God’s purpose and plans.
  •  Explain the ministry of the Holy Spirit as it relates to God’s purpose and plans.
  •  Explain the ministry of the Church as it relates to God’s purpose and plans.

INTRODUCTION

God is a God of purpose and planning. He is a God of preparation. From the beginning of time as we now know it, God has prepared and worked to accomplish His purpose in the world.

The instrument God uses to accomplish His purpose is people. He works through individuals, nations, and His spiritual body, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. God especially anoints and uses those who bring their own life purpose and ministry plans in harmony with His purpose and plans.

When you do not understand God’s purpose, you are not in harmony with His plan. This is why many ministries fail. In this lesson you will learn the great purpose of God as you explore Biblical foundations of planning. You will then be able to identify your own purpose and make plans in harmony with those of God.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.