Do I Even Matter

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Most of us feel like something is missing in our lives. We chase fun and thrills, but they leave us empty. We work hard but wonder if there’s more. Deep down, we yearn for meaning, purpose and community.

What if I told you that all of us were made for an incredible adventure? That our greatest joys are already here, if we have the courage to open our eyes? This talk will challenge how you see the world. It will make you question where you’ve been looking for fulfillment. And it just might point you towards the friends, spirit of camaraderie and epic journey you’ve been craving your whole life.

Are you willing to consider there may be more than what meets the eye? That what holds you back is yourself, and not the opportunities right in front of you? Then let’s begin exploring what could be a complete game-changer.

  1. God created the world out of nothing. He is the author of all creation.
  2. Before creation, God existed as a community of love between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Creation was an invitation to expand this circle of love.
  3. Humans were made in God’s image to reflect his glory, but our sin separates us from fully participating in God’s creation.
  4. Jesus came to redeem us and restore us to the circle of God’s love. His death on the cross reversed the effects of the fall.
  5. When we trust in Christ, God looks at us and says we are good – he delights in us. This should lead us to enjoy creation, pursue God, and join the chorus.
  6. Many men feel bored, thinking that the best adventures are outside of God. But our greatest fulfillment is found within the circle of God’s love.
  7. We must humble ourselves, admit our inability to earn salvation, and accept what Christ has done for us. This leads to freedom and adventure.

So in the end, it comes down to this – are you in, or out? Will you keep doing what hasn’t worked, hoping this time it’ll be different? Or are you ready to jump fully into the deep brotherhood, meaning and excitement that’s always been there if you chose to see?

Life will keep feeling small and empty until you admit your search has been misguided. But the moment you let go of trying to call the shots alone, a world of possibilities opens up. Adventures will start to fall into place, instead of passing you by. You’ll find purpose driving every effort, and friendship strengthening your every step.

It’s time to stop selling yourself short. Your potential has never been measured by what you’ve seen, but by the God who redeemed you at infinite cost. So what do you say – are you ready to believe, and to truly live? The ultimate journey awaits if you will choose to walk through that open door.


Genesis 1:1-5, Genesis 1:26-27, Colossians 1:15-17, Psalm 19:1-4, Hebrews 11:3

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