Faith Fueled Purpose

Come & See | Week: 1

Resource Topics:

Please explore the following resources that our Resource Team curated. We think they will help you as you dive deeper into the topics discussed in our sermon series Come & See.

Recommended Books:

The Purpose of Man: Designed to Worship by A.W. Tozer This book demonstrates what it looks like to have faith in God and live a life of worship to Him. It discusses how contentment and a life of true and authentic worship coincide.

The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine by A.W. Tozer This book is the prequel to Tozer’s The Purpose of Man. It explains who God is and how believers are called to pursue Him. The chapters describe what it means to have a proper relationship with Jesus and how to be content in Him.

Recommended Articles:

Desiring God: The Illusion of Normal Days This article emphasizes the urgency we should feel after studying the story of Noah. Noah’s faith should point us back to Christ and His imminent return. Noah’s faith required an intense kind of persistence in the face of many “normal” days, which really were not that normal at all. God even uses our mundane moments for eternal significance.

Desiring God: The Faith of Noah, Abraham, and Sarah This article highlights how these three examples of the Christian faith should influence the way we view salvation. It then offers four truths about living a life of faith and shows us how the foundation of our faith should be in the promised work of God.

Desiring God: Go to Work on Purpose This article explains that God has a good purpose for our work and that the work we do matters, even if it seems useless. It reframes our view of work—something we usually see as boring or a burden—into something that is a blessing and a privilege. God responds to our intentionality!

The Gospel Coalition: Don't Seek Contentment in Circumstances or Self, but Christ This article walks through two unbiblical paths the culture gives us to be content. It goes on to offer us hope by describing how true contentment is attainable for every believer and it can even be found in the midst of trials. It also has a helpful section that disproves the misconception that praying for something means we are discontent.  

Recommended Podcasts:

Podcasts | Cornerstone Church- Warehouse Have you ever heard a sermon and thought, "how in the world did he discover that?" Or "Where did he get that idea?" Every week at Cornerstone Church, two teams dig into the biblical text that will be taught during our weekend services. We spend hours talking about the text, context, culture, you name it. But you can't stuff ALL that into a 30-minute message. That's where we come in. We'll show you the stuff in the warehouse that didn't make it to the stage.

Recommended Videos:

Book of Hebrews Summary | Watch an Overview Video

Recommended Sermons:

John Piper: Examples of Faith (Hebrews 11:7-12) (In this sermon, John Piper uses the examples of Noah, Abraham, and Sarah to explain how authentic faith should result in an inner reaction of faith and an external response. He also gives us four elements of living a life of true faith in Christ. 

Charles Spurgeon: How to Please God In this sermon, Charles Spurgeon explains what kind of faith pleases God and the great Gospel reward for our faith. He also teaches about what it means when the Bible says that “without faith it is impossible to please God”. Finally, he steers away his listeners from a works-based salvation by speaking on the truth that faith is not primarily about what we do, but about what has already been done for us on the cross! 

Voddie Baucham: Noah's Ark In this sermon, Voddie Baucham connects Genesis 5 and Genesis 6. He particularly pays close attention to the start of Chapter 6, and what it may mean when the text refers to the Nephilim and its importance to the overall passage. He also teaches through the entirety of the story of Noah and the Ark.

Other Recommended Resources:

Better: A Bible Study by Jen Wilkin In this 10-session, verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews, Jen Wilkin explores how God “provided something better for us” (Hebrews 11:40) in the person of Jesus Christ. 

Song-- “Flood My Soul” by Austin Stone Worship  

Song-- "Flood the Earth" by Jesus Culture