(Youth Sunday) Guest Speaker Caroline Eberhart “Commencement: God’s Plan for Your Life”

“Commencement: God’s Plan for Your Life”

My Name Is_______________.

Life Is Full of___________ usually without the ceremony.

Life is made up of ___________ and ______________ along the ___________ of life.


An example in the Bible is the parable of the ___________ .

Luke 15: 32

32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”


13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

Beginnings are important on the path of life because they allow for a ____________ start, which gives _________ for _________.


We often think of endings as the __________ of beginnings.

2 Corinthians 5:17

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!

Endings are important on the path of life because they signal the __________ of another step along the path.


Many People believe life is comparable to a ____________ .

I prefer to picture it as a _________ ; an extensive maze where the path you take to make it through is your life, which is shaped through your _______________ .

Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Isaiah 30:21

21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

When you follow God, you cannot make a _____________ choice.

___________ is one of the larger obstacles I personally have had to overcome.

Matthew 6: 33-34

33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Things To Remember  

Life is made up of _________; new beginnings that are made possible by endings.

God knows _________ about your life and which path you will take: this in no way _________ your power to ___________.

Eliminate _________ by trusting that the Lord is ultimately in __________ , and that his plans are ultimately for __________.

Enjoy your journey!