Every big business has a mission statement. McDonald's is "to make delicious feel-good moments easy for everyone." Burger Kings is " “to offer reasonably priced quality food, served quickly, in attractive, clean surroundings.” "Chick-fil-a's mission statement is "To be American's best quick-service restaurant at winning and keeping customers".
But Chick-fil-a goes even further. They also give a purpose statement: "To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A." Isn't that great?
Today we are going to talk about our mission and purpose and what can happen when we purposefully live by it. Our example is not going to be a fast-food chain, but rather the Apostle Paul as God recorded him for us in the Bible. Paul lived through some extremely difficult circumstances, yet he was filled with joy and his life was used to change the lives around him for ultimate good. What an incredible legacy! I hope you will join our study in Philippians 1 to see how you can have a similar legacy.