Identity Lesson #7

 Discovering our Purpose


Intro: What are you looking forward to this new year of 2016?


  1. Col 3:1-4, 1 Peter 2:9 One of the most important issues facing this generation in all parts of the world is the question of identity.
    1. Gen 3:1-5 The devil lies to mankind about the true identity of God and our true identity to try to keep us from being saved, and from knowing our purpose on earth.
      1. Jer 1:5 One of the main reasons the devil lies to us about our identity is to keep us from discovering who God made us to be, and what God created us to do.
      2. Ps 139:14 Everyone of us are created with specific and different gifts, talents and abilities, that God has given us for the purpose of bringing others to Christ.
    2. 1 Peter 4:12 Satan will try to stop us because he absolutely does not want anyone else in this world to be saved.
  2. Matt 25:15-25, Gal 6:7 Everyone of us has a choice to make, a decision to either waste our lives in sin, or spend our time serving God and fulfilling his purpose for our lives.
    1. John 10:10 Satan will try to trick us into waisting our talents in sin, or he may try to limit us with fear, failure, and shame telling us that we won’t succeed.
      1. Ps 111:10, Acts 4:12 The way that we recover our true identity and overcome the devils plan to stop us begins with salvation and our complete surrender to God.
      2. John 10:27, Prov 3:25 We then need to follow God voice, and ignore every other voice, and we must face our fear and step out in the very thing the devil wants to keep us from doing.
    2. Eph 4:11-12 Finally we need to step out in leadership, becoming active in the kingdom of God using whatever talents God has given us to lead others to Christ




  1. What do you think are the main reasons the devil lies to mankind about the true identity of God and our true identity?
  2. What are some of the things that we can do to overcome fear, excuses, failure and discover what God purpose for our lives is?
  3. What are some of your talents and abilities? In what ways are you using your talents and abilities to lead others to Christ?
  4. What is something you feel God is leading you to step out and do for him? Do you feel you are stepping out in faith? or holding back in fear?


End: Pray for anyone who wants to discover what the purpose of God is for their lives, then pray for any requests.