Four Universal Questions of Life - Part 3

Colossians 1:16-22

Over the last couple of weeks we have sought to give the biblical answer to what is referred to as the four universal questions of life: Who am I?, Where did I come from?, Why am I here? and Where am I going?" This morning we are going to answer the third of these questions: Why am I here? The atheist Bertrand Russell said this, "Unless you assume a God, the question of life's purpose is meaningless." I certainly do not agree with his theology, but that statement is right on target. It helps explain why we have so many people in our society who reach the point where they are ready to take their own life. Think about it. Without God what is the point? Let's just get it over. There is so much pain, anguish, and suffering that many choose suicide as their 'solution'. Note some alarming statistics: · Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death for all U.S. men. · Males are four times more likely to die from suicide than females, but women report attempting suicide during their lifetime about three times as often as men. · Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 24.

So why are so many of our young people taking their own lives? They are searching for purpose … why am I here?

Read: Colossians 1:12-16

I. Our Purpose Discovery

II. It Is All About God

III. Why We Must Know

Two questions all will answer:

If today we would find ourselves standing before God, how will we answer? Whatever your need might be this morning, Christ is the answer. If you have never accepted the free gift of salvation by grace through faith: Come today. If you have been seeking to find significance in what this world has to offer: turn to Christ right now. Invest your life for Him.