God’s Will
www.marshillchurch.org
Are You Confused Too?


The quot;will of Godquot; is one of the most confusing phrases in
the Christian vocabulary. Someti...
What is Your Motivation?
What is Your Motivation?


     If I Know It,
   My Life Be Better!
Mike, aren't you just a skeptic at heart?


            Honestly...... Yes
Open Doors

      Fleeces

Random Bible Verses

    Impressions
Will of Decree = Providential
Will of Decree = Providential

God’s gonna do no matter what
Will of Decree = Providential

God’s gonna do no matter what
    Israel raised up to be a people of God
Will of Decree = Providential

God’s gonna do no matter what
    Israel raised up to be a people of God
    Sent Jesus whe...
Will of Decree = Providential

God’s gonna do no matter what
    Israel raised up to be a people of God
    Sent Jesus whe...
Will of Decree = Providential

God’s gonna do no matter what
    Israel raised up to be a people of God
    Sent Jesus whe...
Will of Desire = Moral
Will of Desire = Moral


God has given us commands to follow

We don’t have to pray about these,
He’s already spoken on it
Will of Direction = Personal
Will of Direction = Personal


All the other stuff = decisions

Jobs, marriage, moves, majors, schools, etc.

Always follo...
Wisdom
Wisdom

Age does not always equal wisdom
Wisdom

Age does not always equal wisdom

Intellect does not always equal wisdom
Wisdom

Age does not always equal wisdom

Intellect does not always equal wisdom

More education does not equal wisdom
Wisdom

Age does not always equal wisdom

Intellect does not always equal wisdom

More education does not equal wisdom


 ...
Proverbs 2

3 yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for
understanding,4 if you seek it like silver and sea...
Proverbs 3

5  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on
your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknow...
Bible Study

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Prayer

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Romans 12

1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the
mercies of God, to present your bodies as a
living sacrifice, holy...
How To Make Decisions
How To Make Decisions

 Do You Crave Truth?
How To Make Decisions

 Do You Crave Truth?

    Do You Pray?
How To Make Decisions

   Do You Crave Truth?

      Do You Pray?

Do You Know Wise People?
How To Make Decisions

   Do You Crave Truth?

      Do You Pray?

Do You Know Wise People?

  Do You Have a Vision?
God’s Will is revealed in His
Word and in Growing Wisdom
Gods Will
Gods Will
Gods Will
Gods Will
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  • Faith in Jesus does not guarantee that everything will go our way. Look at Hebrews 11, the chapter sometimes called the faith hall of fame. Consider just the first three heroes mentioned in that chapter. As Bible commentator Bruce Waltke has pointed out, Abel had faith and he died; Enoch had faith and he did not die; Noah had faith and everyone else died! So just having faith doesn't guarantee your life-or the lives of those around you-will be all candy canes and lollipops. Life isn't always fun, and we shouldn't expect it to be.

    I'm arguing that our eagerness to know God's will is probably less indicative of a heart desperately wanting to obey God and more about our heads spinning with all the choices to be made. Let's not spiritualize our inability to make decisions in the quest to discover God's will.
  • I am not suspicious EVERY time someone tells me they’ve “heard” from God, because I believe he still does talk to us.
    However, I’m not blown away by when people do say that, or immediately bless whatever God “told” you.
    I will never treat a “special word” from God at a level I treat the sure word of God found in the Bible.
  • Don’t presume opportunity is a sign from God..... often its how you handle the option that is a reflection of your relationship WITH God ----- We’ll get to Vision in a minute
    Gideon - Judges 6:36-40... Don’t test God, or sets goals for God to achieve before you’ll act
    Random passages taken out of context are dangerous and borderline stupid
    We all get gut feelings, hunches, or impressions... don’t assume they are from God
  • Throughout scripture, God used humans to accomplish his providential will
    Mary = Jesus Necessary because of the Coniah Curse
    Abraham = People of God
  • Throughout scripture, God used humans to accomplish his providential will
    Mary = Jesus Necessary because of the Coniah Curse
    Abraham = People of God
  • Throughout scripture, God used humans to accomplish his providential will
    Mary = Jesus Necessary because of the Coniah Curse
    Abraham = People of God
  • Throughout scripture, God used humans to accomplish his providential will
    Mary = Jesus Necessary because of the Coniah Curse
    Abraham = People of God
  • Throughout scripture, God used humans to accomplish his providential will
    Mary = Jesus Necessary because of the Coniah Curse
    Abraham = People of God
  • Don’t lie, Don’t murder, etc.
    Murder this person, Cheat on my wife,
    God’s will is for us to be sanctified....... pure
    New Birth -- John 3:16 is nothing without 3:3
  • The more familiar you become with providential & the more obedient you become to the moral will of God, the easier it becomes to understand God’s personal will for your life.
  • You can be old and foolish..... depth of spiritual life
    You can have a high IQ, but be lost
    You can be foolish with a PH.D.
    Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    Wise people thirst for knowledge and want to learn.... fools think they have it figured out and talk about their past more than where they are growing
  • You can be old and foolish..... depth of spiritual life
    You can have a high IQ, but be lost
    You can be foolish with a PH.D.
    Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    Wise people thirst for knowledge and want to learn.... fools think they have it figured out and talk about their past more than where they are growing
  • You can be old and foolish..... depth of spiritual life
    You can have a high IQ, but be lost
    You can be foolish with a PH.D.
    Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    Wise people thirst for knowledge and want to learn.... fools think they have it figured out and talk about their past more than where they are growing
  • You can be old and foolish..... depth of spiritual life
    You can have a high IQ, but be lost
    You can be foolish with a PH.D.
    Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    Wise people thirst for knowledge and want to learn.... fools think they have it figured out and talk about their past more than where they are growing
  • Fools don’t like wisdom, because it includes correction
    Proverbs 9:8 “do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you”
    Are you teachable? Fools respond with anger, excuse, and deflection
  • First Question is.... Do You Trust God? If not, we need to talk.
    God’s ways are not our ways....... (this speaks volumes!!!!)
    Logic and reason don’t always apply to God
    Know where you get your skills, brains, talents from
    If you are listening..... he will guide you






  • Wisdom is primarily a work of Scripture
    People start looking for “easy” answers when they aren’t putting in the work
    God typically revealed himself in amazing ways when he was working his providential will through humans, or humans weren’t listening
  • Wisdom is primarily a work of Scripture
    People start looking for “easy” answers when they aren’t putting in the work
    God typically revealed himself in amazing ways when he was working his providential will through humans, or humans weren’t listening
  • Wisdom is primarily a work of Scripture
    People start looking for “easy” answers when they aren’t putting in the work
    God typically revealed himself in amazing ways when he was working his providential will through humans, or humans weren’t listening
  • Wisdom is primarily a work of Scripture
    People start looking for “easy” answers when they aren’t putting in the work
    God typically revealed himself in amazing ways when he was working his providential will through humans, or humans weren’t listening
  • Your Life is about God and his sanctifying work being done in you, reclaiming you to him
    You are active in changing to be more like Jesus
    Study, Pray, Counsel of Wise, Serve, Care, Love,
    THEN You will know God’s will
  • Are you reading your Bible?
    Are you finding quite time to pray........ at length?
    Are you surrounded by people whom can walk with you through decisions?
  • Are you reading your Bible?
    Are you finding quite time to pray........ at length?
    Are you surrounded by people whom can walk with you through decisions?
  • Are you reading your Bible?
    Are you finding quite time to pray........ at length?
    Are you surrounded by people whom can walk with you through decisions?
  • Vision for your family, your career, your ministry,
    Our family -- we are up for anything God wants from us... moving, new places, new relationships,
    Couldn’t if we hadn’t listened to God with our finances, now we can serve
    Amber stays home because that’s our vision..... Savannah is almost 1, so she can go back to being a photographer
    We are committed to our children above everything except God, because we want them to be too
    My calling to truth from an early age = preaching today (when it’s God, others see it in you)


  • Do you know God and do you trust him?
    Are you ready to orient your life towards Him? (some of you need help immediately!!!)
    What can I/We do to help you on the journey of Wisdom?
    Are you in a small group? Do you want to learn? What is the vision for your life?
  • Gods Will

    1. 1. God’s Will
    2. 2. www.marshillchurch.org
    3. 3. Are You Confused Too? The quot;will of Godquot; is one of the most confusing phrases in the Christian vocabulary. Sometimes we speak of all things happening according to God's will. Other times we talk about being obedient and doing the will of God. And still other times we talk about finding the will of God.The confusion is due to our using the phrase quot;the will of Godquot; in at least three different ways, typified in the previous three sentences.
    4. 4. What is Your Motivation?
    5. 5. What is Your Motivation? If I Know It, My Life Be Better!
    6. 6. Mike, aren't you just a skeptic at heart? Honestly...... Yes
    7. 7. Open Doors Fleeces Random Bible Verses Impressions
    8. 8. Will of Decree = Providential
    9. 9. Will of Decree = Providential God’s gonna do no matter what
    10. 10. Will of Decree = Providential God’s gonna do no matter what Israel raised up to be a people of God
    11. 11. Will of Decree = Providential God’s gonna do no matter what Israel raised up to be a people of God Sent Jesus when he was ready
    12. 12. Will of Decree = Providential God’s gonna do no matter what Israel raised up to be a people of God Sent Jesus when he was ready One day we will all be judged
    13. 13. Will of Decree = Providential God’s gonna do no matter what Israel raised up to be a people of God Sent Jesus when he was ready One day we will all be judged Jesus will return
    14. 14. Will of Desire = Moral
    15. 15. Will of Desire = Moral God has given us commands to follow We don’t have to pray about these, He’s already spoken on it
    16. 16. Will of Direction = Personal
    17. 17. Will of Direction = Personal All the other stuff = decisions Jobs, marriage, moves, majors, schools, etc. Always follow principles/nature of God
    18. 18. Wisdom
    19. 19. Wisdom Age does not always equal wisdom
    20. 20. Wisdom Age does not always equal wisdom Intellect does not always equal wisdom
    21. 21. Wisdom Age does not always equal wisdom Intellect does not always equal wisdom More education does not equal wisdom
    22. 22. Wisdom Age does not always equal wisdom Intellect does not always equal wisdom More education does not equal wisdom The Tension is between Wisdom and Folly
    23. 23. Proverbs 2 3 yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,4 if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures,5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;7 he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, 8 guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints.
    24. 24. Proverbs 3 5  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
    25. 25. Bible Study Pr ayer hip Wo rs Sma ll Gr Ex pository Exultation oup s
    26. 26. Prayer Bible Study Worship Expository Exultation Small Groups
    27. 27. Prayer Bible Study Worship = Expository Exultation Small Groups
    28. 28. Prayer Bible Study W I = S Worship D Expository Exultation O M Small Groups
    29. 29. Prayer Bible Study W I = S Worship D Expository Exultation O M Small Groups
    30. 30. Prayer G O Bible Study W D I ‘S = S Worship D W Expository Exultation O I M L Small Groups L
    31. 31. Romans 12 1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
    32. 32. How To Make Decisions
    33. 33. How To Make Decisions Do You Crave Truth?
    34. 34. How To Make Decisions Do You Crave Truth? Do You Pray?
    35. 35. How To Make Decisions Do You Crave Truth? Do You Pray? Do You Know Wise People?
    36. 36. How To Make Decisions Do You Crave Truth? Do You Pray? Do You Know Wise People? Do You Have a Vision?
    37. 37. God’s Will is revealed in His Word and in Growing Wisdom

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