Sermon Scraps: How do I live life well?

Yesterday, was the second sermon in a series addressing some of the most heartfelt questions we have for God. “How do I live life well?” The following resources may be helpful as you continue grappling with this question, attempting to understand your purpose in life:


A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World by Paul Miller
Miller addresses how to connect the broken pieces of your life through prayer.

The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life by Os Guinness
A classic, reflective work on life’s purpose.

The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Timothy Keller
Based on the parable of the Prodigal Son, Keller reveals an unexpected message of hope and salvation that comes from understanding Christianity.


In C.S. Lewis’s classic Christian apologetic book Mere Christianity, he highlights hope in book 3, chapter 10. In that chapter Lewis references three possible approaches to our longings in life.

Prerequisite to Dignity of Purposelessness is an article from the fresh, culturally aware, shamelessly Christian blog Mockingbird. It explores the relationship between vocation/career and purpose.


Theologian, pastor, and author R.C. Sproul has two great talks on issues related to purpose in life:

The Futility of Life works from Ecclesiastes

Recalling Our Purpose is based in Genesis 1


Further reading related to Christian apologetics, answering common questions skeptics have about Christianity and giving reasons Christians hold to faith in Jesus.

The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message by Ravi Zacharaias