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Pastor Elio Marrocco's "God's Will And The Bible" sermon at New Life Christian Church on November 24, 2013. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca

Pastor Elio Marrocco's "God's Will And The Bible" sermon at New Life Christian Church on November 24, 2013. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca

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  • 1. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM ‘God’s Will in the Bible’
  • 2. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM Romans 12:1-2 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship…
  • 3. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM Romans 12:1-2 … 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
  • 4. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM “What is the will of God for my life?”
  • 5. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM David Livingstone, "I would rather be in the heart of Africa in the will of God than on the throne of England out of the will of God."
  • 6. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM Exodus 33:13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favour with you.
  • 7. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.
  • 8. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM Ephesians 5:17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
  • 9. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL The Sovereign will of God is the will of God that is going to take place no matter what.
  • 10. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM Isaiah 40:3-5 A voice of one calling: "In the desert prepare the way for the LORD ; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain…
  • 11. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM Isaiah 40:3-5 … And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken."
  • 12. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL The word Sovereign means – supreme in power without equal superior in position to all others.
  • 13. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.
  • 14. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL Proverbs 21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.
  • 15. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL Daniel 4:35 All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: "What have you done?"
  • 16. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL Whatever He wants whenever He wants.
  • 17. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL Acts 2:23 This man was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.
  • 18. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL Ephesians 1:11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.
  • 19. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL ‘Thy kingdom come thy will be done.’
  • 20. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL II. GOD’S MORAL WILL The moral will of God is God’s will for every believer and it is contained in His Word.
  • 21. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL II. GOD’S MORAL WILL Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
  • 22. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL II. GOD’S MORAL WILL Isaiah 40:6-8 A voice says, "Cry out." And I said, "What shall I cry?" "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field…
  • 23. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL II. GOD’S MORAL WILL Isaiah 40:6-8 … The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the Lord blows them. Surely the people are grass…
  • 24. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL II. GOD’S MORAL WILL Isaiah 40:6-8 … The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever."
  • 25. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL II. GOD’S MORAL WILL Psalm 19:7-11 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart…
  • 26. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL II. GOD’S MORAL WILL Psalm 19:7-11 … The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous…
  • 27. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL II. GOD’S MORAL WILL Psalm 19:7-11 … They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
  • 28. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL II. GOD’S MORAL WILL Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship…
  • 29. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL II. GOD’S MORAL WILL Romans 12:1-2 … Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…
  • 30. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL II. GOD’S MORAL WILL Romans 12:1-2 … Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.
  • 31. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL II. GOD’S MORAL WILL Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.
  • 32. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL II. GOD’S MORAL WILL Our responsibility is: - Submit to the Sovereign will of God. - Obey the moral will of God.
  • 33. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL II. GOD’S MORAL WILL Luke 22:42 "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done."
  • 34. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
  • 35. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM I. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL II. GOD’S MORAL WILL III. INDIVIDUAL WILL OF GOD Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
  • 36. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM Psalm 139:13-16 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well...
  • 37. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM Psalm 139:13-16 ... My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
  • 38. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
  • 39. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM Acts 16:6-8 Paul and his companions travelled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.
  • 40. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM Acts 16:6-8 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.
  • 41. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM Acts 16:9-10 During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, "Come over to Macedonia and help us." After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
  • 42. GOD’S POSITIONING SYSTEM Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.