“I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.” – Jimmy Hendrix
These words reverberate with most today, don’t they? I don’t doubt you have heard a variation of this: “It’s my life. Though we may not agree on how I should live it, I’m the owner and I’ll decide what’s right for me.”
George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” That sounds fantastic, if we’re honest. We can wield creative power, controlling our destiny by our will and actions, even determining what’s right and wrong for ourselves!
But what if that’s a lie? What if we’re created for something greater than autonomy and self-determination? What if we’re made for more than being a king among seven billion other kings?
According to the Bible, we’re not creators but created. We’re built not to be a king among the rest, but to know and serve the King of the universe. This is the only path for true and lasting joy—it’s why we exist.
The apostle Paul put it like this: “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him” (Colossians 1:16).
In this sermon series we will examine what it looks like to live LIFE, and live it to the fullest. Join us each Sunday at 10:30am at 515 W Okmulgee Ave. in Muskogee, OK. There will be a Q&A time following every time of teaching, where you can feel free to ask anything you want!