Discovering our Identity Lesson #7

Discovering our Purpose


Intro: What is something you are really good at doing?



  1. 2 Cor 5:17, John 3:3 When we accept Jesus as our savior, we begin a completely new life in Christ, we start the journey of discovering our true identity.
    1. Deut 28:13-14 Another important aspect of discovering our true identity in God is to discover the purpose God has for us here on earth.
      1. Jeremiah 29:11-13 God creates each one of us with a specific purpose that he wants us to accomplish in this world.
      2. Psalms 139:13-15 God creates each of us unique and places within each of us specific talents, gifts, and abilities to accomplish the purpose he has for us.
    2. Matt 25:14-19 Each of us have a choice as to wether we waste the gifts and talents God has given us on sin, burry them and do nothing, or use them for God.
  2. Jer 1:4-5, 2 Cor 5:20 Although each one of us has different gifts, talents, abilities, Gods purpose for each of us is the same, to use our gifts to lead others to Christ!
    1. 1 Cor 12:27, Eph 4:11-12 God will use each of us in different positions of leadership some of us will preach, teach, some will sing, others are gifted to dance, do dramas, etc… but all are for the same purpose to bring others to Christ.
      1. Luke 16:10 The way that we discover Gods purpose for our lives is by serving faithfully in the ministry in small areas of responsibility.
      2. Zech 4:10 As we serve faithfully in the small things at first, God will raise us up, increase his anointing on our lives, and show us his purpose for our lives!
    2. Matt 6:33, Luke 9:23 There is no greater joy, satisfaction, fulfillment and peace in life than what we receive as we die to our fleshly desires and complete Gods call and will for our lives leading people to Christ here and around the world!



  1. What are some of your greatest personal talents, gifting and abilities? In what ways are you using your talents for God?
  2. What are some of the greatest excuses people give for not sharing Christ with others, stepping out in leadership, or using their talents for the kingdom of God?
  3. In what ways are you currently serving in positions of leadership in the ministry, what are some areas you feel God calling you to step out and do more for him?
  4. What do you feel Gods purpose for your life is? What are you doing now to develop your talents and giftings to fulfill Gods purpose for your life?


End: Pray for any who need to get saved, or rededicate their lives to Christ, then pray for any who need to know Gods purpose for their lives, then take requests.