Today I will be talking to you about the process of salvation, which should be the ultimate purpose of our Christian lives. We are told that Christians are saved through their faith in Jesus, through believing in him, through believing in his resurrection, and by following his words.
What do you think about the meaning and purpose of your life?
As a believer of God, we should consider what is the reason and the purpose of our lives. Over four centuries ago, the Westminster Shorter Catechism which instructs us, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” This means that the ultimate purpose of believers is to live and work for God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
The Apostle Paul likened the Christian life to a race. Just as those competing in a race go into training, so too Christians need to train spiritually. When a person begins the journey of faith they have much to learn. We want to help them get up to speed with a good spiritual start.
While every human being has a unique story, we all seem to have a longing for something more that seems to be just out of reach. Every generation expresses this human quest. Joni Michell echoed this longing with the Woodstock lyric we got to get ourselves back to the garden. In fact, the quest is not to get back to the garden, but to have our relationship restored with the Gardener who created all things. Despite the repeated claims of people who say humanity is a random accident, a chance event in the cosmos, and there is no purpose in life – most of us recognise there is something more, so we search for meaning and answers.