It is very common for businesses and organizations to have a written mission statement. The purpose of such statements is to reveal the purpose of that particular entity. A purpose statement gives direction. A purpose statement establishes objectives. A purpose statement indicates a reason for existence. God has revealed His purpose for His people in His proclaimed will. This series of lessons will explore God’s stated purposes for His people so that our lives will be lived on purpose.
I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.“