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You Both Have a Plan

Return to Design: You Both Have a Plan (week 9)

Genesis 11:1-9

1. God designed us to live in unified oneness, v. 1

2. We were not designed for self-worship, v. 2-4

  • 84 percent of Americans believe that “enjoying yourself is the highest goal of life.”
  • 86 percent believe that to enjoy yourself you must “pursue the things you desire most.”
  • 91 percent affirm this statement: “To find yourself, look within yourself.”

Six commandments of self-worship…

1)   Your mind is the source and standard of truth, so no matter what, trust yourself.  #theanswersarewithin
2)   Your emotions are authoritative, so never question, or let anyone else 
       question, your feelings. #followyourheart
3)   You are sovereign, so flex your omnipotence and bend the universe 
       around your dreams and desires. #liveyourtruth
4)   You are supreme, so always act according to your chief end, to glorify
       and enjoy yourself forever. #yolo
5)   You are the summum bonum—the standard of goodness—so don’t let 
       anyone oppress you with the antiquated notion of being a sinner who 
       needs grace. #neverchange
6)   You are the Creator, so use that limitless creative power to craft your 
       identity and purpose. #authenticity

3. You were designed to experience disappointment, v. 5-7

4. God designed us to trust His plan, v. 8-9

“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

-Revelation 7:9-10

Mental worship…

1.   When was the last time you translated a clear command of God through the filter of your willingness? 
2.   How has God used consequences in your life?
3.   When was the last time you were disappointed and how did you react?
4.   How much of your life, social media and motivations are about making 
      your name great?
5.   Do you believe