SN20100418-Some Truth About God's Will

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SN20100418-Some Truth About God's Will

  1. 1. “THE TRUTH ABOUT GOD’S WILL” 1 Corinthians 16:5-24 Sonny Naz/Pastor SN-20100418
  2. 2. Introduction: “An individual’s highest fulfillment, greatest happiness, and widest usefulness are to be found in living in harmony with His will.” - John D. Rockefeller SN-20100418
  3. 3. “The Truth about God’s Will” I.  Life in the center of God’s will II. Circumstances with Open and Closed Doors III. The truth about open doors SN-20100418
  4. 4. “Life in the center of God’s will” Not quite what you’d expected SN-20100418
  5. 5. “Life in the center of God’s will” Not quite what you’d expected   Uncertainty (vv. 5-7) SN-20100418
  6. 6. “Life in the center of God’s will” Not quite what you’d expected   Uncertainty (vv. 5-7)   Powerful opponents (vv. 8-9) SN-20100418
  7. 7. “Life in the center of God’s will” Not quite what you’d expected   Uncertainty (vv. 5-7)   Powerful opponents (vv. 8-9)   Power struggles (vv. 10-11) SN-20100418
  8. 8. “Life in the center of God’s will” Not quite what you’d expected   Uncertainty (vv. 5-7)   Powerful opponents (vv. 8-9)   Power struggles (vv. 10-11)   Disagreements (v. 12) SN-20100418
  9. 9. “Circumstances with Open and Closed Doors What to do when you’re not sure what to do next?   Pray about it SN-20100418
  10. 10. “Circumstances with Open and Closed Doors What to do when you’re not sure what to do next?   Pray about it   Get the facts SN-20100418
  11. 11. “It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.” Proverbs 19:2-3 SN-20100418
  12. 12. “Circumstances with Open and Closed Doors What to do when you’re not sure what to do next?   Pray about it   Get the facts   Life facts   Spiritual facts SN-20100418
  13. 13. “Circumstances with Open and Closed Doors What to do when you’re not sure what to do next?   Pray about it   Get the facts   Seek wise counsel SN-20100418
  14. 14. “Make plans by seeking advice; if you wage war, obtain guidance.” Proverbs 20:18 SN-20100418
  15. 15. “Make plans by seeking advice; if you wage war, obtain guidance.” Proverbs 20:18 “Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.” Proverbs 19:20 SN-20100418
  16. 16. “Circumstances with Open and Closed Doors What to do when you’re not sure what to do next?   Pray about it   Get the facts   Seek wise counsel   Do what seems best SN-20100418
  17. 17. “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3 SN-20100418
  18. 18. “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3 “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 SN-20100418
  19. 19. “Circumstances with Open and Closed Doors What to do when you’re not sure what to do next?   Pray about it   Get the facts   Seek wise counsel   Do what seems best   Adjust (Acts 16:6-10) SN-20100418
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  21. 21. 13Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:13-15 SN-20100418
  22. 22. “The truth about open doors”   An open doors doesn’t mean smooth sailing  Powerful opponents (1 Cor. 16:8-9) SN-20100418
  23. 23. “The truth about open doors”   An open doors doesn’t mean smooth sailing  Powerful opponents (1 Cor. 16:8-9)  Oppositions (Exodus 4:21) SN-20100418
  24. 24. “The truth about open doors”   An open doors doesn’t mean smooth sailing  Powerful opponents (1 Cor. 16:8-9)  Oppositions (Exodus 4:21)  Delays (Exodus 23:27-30) SN-20100418
  25. 25. “The truth about open doors”   An open doors doesn’t mean smooth sailing   God’s hand is best seen in the rearview mirror SN-20100418
  26. 26. “The truth about open doors”   An open doors doesn’t mean smooth sailing   God’s hand is best seen in the rearview mirror   If we do the right thing – will always end up in the right place SN-20100418
  27. 27. “FINAL THOUGHT” When he was crossing the Irish Channel one dark starless night, F. B. Meyer stood on the deck by the captain and asked him, “How do you know Holyhead Harbor on so dark a night as this?” He said, “You see those three lights? Those three lights must line up behind each other as one, and when we see them so united we know the exact position of the harbor’s mouth.” SN-20100418
  28. 28. “FINAL THOUGHT” When we want to know God’s will, three things must always concur: the inward impulse, the Word of God, and the trend of circumstances. SN-20100418
  29. 29. “FINAL THOUGHT” William Barclay once said, “There is only one way to bring peace to the heart, joy to the mind, and beauty to life; it is to accept and do the will of God.” SN-20100418
  30. 30. “FINAL THOUGHT” William Barclay once said, “There is only one way to bring peace to the heart, joy to the mind, and beauty to life; it is to accept and do the will of God.” Another William (L. Pettingil) said, “Most people don’t want to know the will of God in order to do it; they seen to want to know it just in order to consider it.” SN-20100418
  31. 31. “FINAL THOUGHT” But always remember, “The will of God will never lead you where the grace of God cannot keep you.” SN-20100418

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