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Week 9: I Am Made For A Purpose

Coach's Corner


“As you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.” – John 17:18

(Take a few minutes and set up a small obstacle course with materials from practice.)

Hello everyone! As you can see, we have an obstacle course that we are going to do together. I’m going to go first to show you how it’s done. Then each one of you will get a chance to try it.

Did it help to see me do the course before you tried it? Yeah, it is easier to do a task when you have seen it done before. Thankfully, Jesus came to live on earth to show us how to live our lives. As Christians, we have a purpose for being here, and we can look at how Jesus lived out His purpose and follow His lead.


Did you know that when we are playing a game, each of you has more than one purpose out there? You have the purpose of playing your sport well and a bigger purpose to represent our team. Our team’s goals are bigger than just one game. You are expected to represent this team by having good sportsmanship.

The same idea goes for our life with Christ. We each have different roles in life. We will all grow up and have different careers, live in different places, and have different skills. Even with all those differences, we are all called to do two things – give glory to God and tell others about Jesus. In John 13:31, Jesus told His disciples He was setting an example for them. Through His actions of dying on the cross, He gave glory to God. We can also give glory to God through our actions, our hearts, and our words.

Jesus’ purpose on earth was to bring humans and God together again by defeating sin. That was His specific role. Our specific role is to tell others about Jesus. Matthew 28:18-20 says, “…Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always…” By sharing the Great News of Jesus with others, we serve our great – to show glory to God.

Let’s review. Just like we have individual and team goals, we have the same in life. One goal is to share the Good News of Jesus as often as we can. The second goal, the larger one, is to bring glory to God through our hearts and actions. The great part about those goals is that they are tied together. If we tell others how amazing God is, then that brings glory to God! If we strive each day to bring glory to God through our hearts and actions, we can’t help but tell others about His goodness!


  • Do you get scared when talking about your faith? Why?
  • What tools does God give us to help share our faith with others?

“Father, thank You for making us for a specific purpose – to share You with the world. Please give us the confidence to share You with our friends. May our words and actions bring glory to Your name. Amen.”