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40 Days of Purpose

January, 2017

About 40 Days of Purpose


This is a 6-week churchwide initiative based on Rick Warren's book, The Purpose-Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For?  We are also praying daily together on the blog. You can access the resources on this website as well as the blog through the HFTW Church mobile app.


The most basic question everyone faces in life is Why am I here? What is my purpose? Self-help books suggest that people should look within, at their own desires and dreams, but Rick Warren says the starting place must be with God and his eternal purposes for each life. Real meaning and significance comes from understanding and fulfilling God's purposes for putting us on earth.

The Purpose-Driven Life takes the groundbreaking message of the award-winning Purpose-Driven Church and goes deeper, applying it to the lifestyle of individual Christians. This book helps readers understand God's incredible plan for their lives. Warren enables them to see the big picture of what life is all about and begin to live the life God created them to live.

The Purpose-Driven Life is a manifesto for Christian living in the 21st century...a lifestyle based on eternal purposes, not cultural values. Using biblical stories and letting the Bible speak for itself, Warren clearly explains God's five purposes for each of us:

  • We were planned for God's pleasure, so your first purpose is to offer real worship.

  • We were formed for God's family, so your second purpose is to enjoy real fellowship.

  • We were created to become like Christ, so your third purpose is to learn real discipleship.

  • We were shaped for serving God, so your fourth purpose is to practice real ministry.

  • We were made for a mission, so your fifth purpose is to live out real evangelism.

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