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  • Welcome to our series on the "Basic Elements of the Christian Life".

  • My name is Joe and I'm joined today by Mark Niu.

  • And our topic for today is The Mystery of Human life.

  • Mark, in this chapter it talks about the purpose of man's existence,

  • and actually, this is a question that many people have.

  • They wonder what the purpose of their existence is.

  • So can you explain why people have this question about what the purpose of their existence is?

  • The reason why people ask concerning the purpose of their human existence

  • is that, ultimately, they are seeking satisfaction.

  • Satisfaction with their lives, satisfaction with their accomplishments, satisfaction with themselves.

  • And those who've been around for a little while realize

  • that many things that we think might satisfy us ultimately do not satisfy us.

  • We find out the money may be temporarily convenient,

  • but ultimately does not satisfy.

  • The more you get does not necessarily mean the more you're satisfied.

  • Same thing with education, that does not necessarily satisfy you.

  • Pleasure, success, fame and fortune are all things that we think might satisfy,

  • and we try to attain these things in order to satisfy ourselves,

  • but they don't satisfy.

  • And the reason according to the Scriptures they don't satisfy is that

  • we weren't made to contain those things.

  • We were not made, according to Genesis 1:26, we were not made in those things' image.

  • We were actually, according to Genesis 1:26, made in the image of God.

  • And that kind of phraseology "made in the image of God" is quite important.

  • One can illustrate it with a glove and a hand.

  • A glove was made in the image of a hand.

  • And the reason, the purpose, for the existence of the glove is to contain a hand.

  • You can try to fill that glove with many other things:

  • this book, some pencil, some jewel, some money.

  • But ultimately, in order for that glove to fulfill the purpose of its existence,

  • ultimately, for that glove to be really satisfied (if it could have feelings),

  • is to be filled with the hand to contain a hand.

  • So, man was made in the image of God in order to contain God.

  • That's it!

  • Anything else will not satisfy man.

  • So, just as the glove was made to contain a hand,

  • man was made to contain God.

  • Anything short of God will not satisfy man.

  • So, in this segment, we've seen how the only thing that can satisfy man is to contain God,

  • because man is created in God's image.

  • This has been very helpful.

  • For everyone who is watching, in our next segment we will cover how man can be filled with God

  • to contain Him and ultimately to be satisfied by being filled with God.

  • Thank you all for joining us and we look forward to the next segment.

Welcome to our series on the "Basic Elements of the Christian Life".

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人間の生命の謎、その1/3 (The Mystery of Human Life, Part 1 of 3)

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