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Following god3

  1. 1. Following God The Life of Abraham
  2. 2. So far. . . • Following God means embracing uncertainty • Even though you don’t know the whole route, you usually know what the next step is • Don’t stop half-way
  3. 3. What is the one thing people don’t know about God?
  4. 4. What is the one thing people need to know about God?
  5. 5. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." Genesis 12:2-3 (NIV)
  6. 6. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
  7. 7. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. Genesis 12:2-3 (NIV)
  8. 8. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. Genesis 12:2-3 (NIV)
  9. 9. God wants to bless your socks off.
  10. 10. The blessing of forgiveness • If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 (NIV)
  11. 11. God wants to bless your socks off.
  12. 12. The blessing of abundance • The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 (NIV)
  13. 13. The blessing of abundance • “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.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
  14. 14. The blessing of abundance • Jesus promised his disciples three things— that they would be –completely fearless, –absurdly happy and –in constant trouble. William Maltby, quoted in William Barclay, The Gospel of Luke
  15. 15. God wants to bless your socks off.
  16. 16. The blessing of hope of eternal life • Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. John 14:1 (NIV)
  17. 17. The blessing of hope of eternal life • In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. John 14:2 (NIV)
  18. 18. The blessing of hope of eternal life • And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14:3 (NIV)
  19. 19. The blessing of hope of eternal life • You know the way to the place where I am going. John 14:4 (NIV)
  20. 20. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith— and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)
  21. 21. Do plan
  22. 22. Do plan Done plan
  23. 23. Trying plan
  24. 24. Trying plan Trusting plan
  25. 25. God wants to bless your socks off.
  26. 26. The blessing of the Word • When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty. Jeremiah 15:16 (NIV)
  27. 27. The blessing of the Word • How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psalm 119:103 (NIV)
  28. 28. The blessing of the Word • The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold. Psalm 119:72 (NIV)
  29. 29. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Strongly agree Agree Disagree “I love having my quiet time.” Extremely happy
  30. 30. God wants to bless your socks off.
  31. 31. The blessing of friends • He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow. Colossians 2:19 (NIV)
  32. 32. The blessing of friends • From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Ephesians 4:16 (NIV)
  33. 33. The blessing of friends • In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. Ephesians 2:21 (NIV)
  34. 34. God wants to bless your socks off.
  35. 35. The blessing of work • So I saw that there is nothing better for a man than to enjoy his work, because that is his lot. Ecclesiastes 3:22 (NIV)
  36. 36. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Disagree Agree Strongly agree I regularly serve God in the way God gifted me to serve. Extremely happy
  37. 37. God wants to bless your socks off.
  38. 38. The blessing of rest • In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves. Psalm 127:2 (NIV)
  39. 39. The blessing of rest • It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. Don't you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves? Psalm 127:2 (MSG)
  40. 40. God wants to bless your socks off.
  41. 41. The blessing of giving • In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" Acts 20:35 (NIV)
  42. 42. The blessing of giving • Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV)
  43. 43. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Very Generous Not Very Generous Very Generous Extremely happy
  44. 44. 0 5 10 15 20 25 0 - 2 3 - 5 6 - 9 10+ What percentage do you give away? Extremely happy
  45. 45. God wants to bless your socks off.
  46. 46. www.joshhunt.com www.mybiblestudylessons.com

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