Vintage i have_aquestion_8.18.13

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Vintage i have_aquestion_8.18.13

  1. 1. Is God’s will something I’m ignorant of, afraid of or something I genuinely trust & seek? QUESTION OF THE DAY
  2. 2. The source of anxiety (over seeking guidance on the issue of guidance) is that a desire for guidance is linked with uncertainty over how to get it & the fear of the consequences of not getting it. J.I. PACKER
  3. 3. Total Depravity/Inability of Man Unconditional Election Limited/Particular Atonement Irresistible Grace Perseverance of the Saints 5 POINTS OF CALVINISM
  4. 4. God's sovereignty (i.e. will) is unconditional, unlimited, & absolute. All things (good & bad) are predetermined by the good pleasure of God's will. God foreknew everything because He planned it. (The Author analogy) CALVINIST VIEW
  5. 5. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL The part of God’s will that ORDAINS & DELIGHTS in the evil things He predestines people do CALVINISM’S “2 WILLS”
  6. 6. GOD’S SOVEREIGN WILL The part of God’s will that ORDAINS & DELIGHTS in the evil things He predestines people do CALVINISM’S “2 WILLS” GOD’S MORAL WILL The part of God’s will that is SADDENED& REVOLTED by the evil things people do (even though His sovereign will decreed they do it)
  7. 7. Depravity/Ability of Man Conditional Election Unlimited Atonement Resistible Grace Possible to Fall From Grace ARMINIANISM
  8. 8. God is indeed sovereign, but He voluntarily limits His control in correspondence with man's freedom & response. God's decrees are associated with His foreknowledge of how people will choose to respond. (The Kingdom analogy.) ARMINIAN VIEW
  9. 9. 1. Biblical guidance DISCERNING GOD’S WILL
  10. 10. 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 & approve what God’s will is— His good, pleasing & perfect will. ROMANS 12:2
  11. 11. It is God’s will that you should be sanctified… 1 THESS 4:3 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 THESS 5:16-18
  12. 12. 1. Biblical guidance 2. Input from trusted counselors DISCERNING GOD’S WILL
  13. 13. 1. Biblical guidance 2. Input from trusted counselors DISCERNING GOD’S WILL
  14. 14. 1. Biblical guidance 2. Input from trusted counselors DISCERNING GOD’S WILL This MUST be done in COMMUNITY!
  15. 15. 1. Biblical guidance 2. Input from trusted counselors DISCERNING GOD’S WILL This must NOT be done prior to step #2!
  16. 16. 1. Biblical guidance 2. Input from trusted counselors 3. Our own gifts & abilities DISCERNING GOD’S WILL
  17. 17. 1. Biblical guidance 2. Input from trusted counselors 3. Our own gifts & abilities 4. Opportunities, situations & relationships DISCERNING GOD’S WILL
  18. 18. 1. Biblical guidance 2. Input from trusted counselors 3. Our own gifts & abilities 4. Opportunities, situations & relationships 5. The desires of our hearts DISCERNING GOD’S WILL
  19. 19. 1. Biblical guidance 2. Input from trusted counselors 3. Our own gifts & abilities 4. Opportunities, situations & relationships 5. The desires of our hearts 6. Initiative that leads to action (that can be redirected…) DISCERNING GOD’S WILL
  20. 20. 1. Biblical guidance 2. Input from trusted counselors 3. Our own gifts & abilities 4. Opportunities, situations & relationships 5. The desires of our hearts 6. Initiative that leads to action (that can be redirected…) 7. Dreams, prophetic words, angels, etc. DISCERNING GOD’S WILL
  21. 21. The right course is (most often*) to choose the wisest means to the noblest end, namely: the advancing of the Kingdom. (*Thought added by me!) J.I. PACKER
  22. 22. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. GALATIANS 5:6
  23. 23. …without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists & that He rewards those who earnestly seek him. HEBREWS 11:6
  24. 24. In the midst of any specific decisions you’re currently pondering, consider the list of 8 things we discussed to help you discern God’s will & rephrase each word of counsel in the form of a question… SOUL TRAINING

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