A MESSAGE FOR GRADUATES (and anyone else who wants to succeed in life)

Posted by Joseph Lutz on Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 2:29 PM

This Sunday is Graduation Sunday at First Baptist Riverside.  We'll celebrate with those in our families and church family who've accomplished an important goal and graduated from 6th grade, middle school, high school or college.  There's a lot of wisdom in Scripture for how to succeed in life, and these young people need to know what God says to them before they move on to whatever the next goal is they'll try to achieve.

All of us want to have successful lives.  God wants that for us too!  When Jesus came to this world, he came so, "That you might have life and have it to the full."  We all want a full life.  Other Bible translations translate a full life as "abundant life."  We want abundant life.  Unfortunately abundant life doesn't come naturally.  There are things God gives us that enable our lives to be full.  Other words for "full" might be meaningful, purposeful, and significant.  That's life!

This Sunday in my sermon I'll talk about three things God tells us we need to do if we want to live full and happy lives.  These the lessons not only apply to graduates, but to all of us who want to succeed in life.  That includes all of us, right?  So join us at 9:00 a.m. (Traditional Worship) or 10:45 a.m. (Contemporary Worship) to find out how you can be happy and succeed in life.

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