Message Action Plan

Identity/Intentionality: What is my Purpose?

Everybody needs meaning, purpose, and identity. Sadly, most people don’t often think about these things. Approaching life with a “you only live once” attitude and not taking the time to live with purpose is a tragic mistake. Among the various families of religious faith, we find that a biblical worldview is unique in the fact that your calling is equivalent to service and becoming who God created you to be. In this message, Os Guinness, PhD, talks about God’s calling for each of us by exploring two of Jesus’ most famous parables about stewardship.

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Dear Saddleback Family, 

Use the Message Action Plan below to help put the things you learned this weekend into practice. If you missed last weekend's message, click here to watch it online.


Identity/Intentionality: What is my Purpose?
The Great Questions of Life - Part 2
Os Guinness, Ph.D.
October 3-4, 2015

  1. How have the two words "follow me" changed your life?
  2. Read through this parable of Jesus before looking at the action steps below:

    14  "Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone. 15  He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last-dividing it in proportion to their abilities. He then left on his trip. 16  "The servant who received the five bags of silver began to invest the money and earned five more. 17  The servant with two bags of silver also went to work and earned two more. 18  But the servant who received the one bag of silver dug a hole in the ground and hid the master's money. 19  "After a long time their master returned from his trip and called them to give an account of how they had used his money. 20  The servant to whom he had entrusted the five bags of silver came forward with five more and said, 'Master, you gave me five bags of silver to invest, and I have earned five more.' 21  "The master was full of praise. 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!' 22  "The servant who had received the two bags of silver came forward and said, 'Master, you gave me two bags of silver to invest, and I have earned two more.' 23  "The master said, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!' 24  "Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said, 'Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you didn't plant and gathering crops you didn't cultivate. 25  I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.' 26  "But the master replied, 'You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn't plant and gathered crops I didn't cultivate, 27  why didn't you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.' 28  "Then he ordered, 'Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one with the ten bags of silver. 29  To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away. Matthew 25:14-29 (NLT)
  • Calling is SERVICE

    ". . . his own slaves . . ."
      Matthew 25:14 (NASB) 
Who is Jesus calling you to serve?
  • Calling is STEWARDSHIP

    ". . . his possessions . . ." 
    Matthew 25:14 (NASB)

What is Jesus calling you to give?

  • Calling is ENTREPRENEURIAL

    ". . . And he went on his journey . . ."    Matthew 25:15 (NASB)

Where is Jesus calling you to risk?

  • Calling is ACCOUNTABLE

    "Now after a long time the Master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them" Matthew 25:19 (NASB)

How is Jesus calling you to live with accountability to Him?

The Great Questions of Life
September 27 - October 18, 2015Watch Series
  • Originality: Where Did I Come From?
    September 27, 2015
  • Identity/Intentionality: What is my Purpose?
    October 4, 2015
  • Destiny: Where Am I Going?
    October 11, 2015
  • Authority: Who Determines Right and Wrong?
    October 18, 2015