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Finding God's Will For Our Lives

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May 9, 2008
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: Adults

Summary: We will not find God’s will until we have no will of our own. This sermon should challenge hearers to seek God’s will.

Subject: God’s Will

Scripture: Mark 14.32-42

Sermon: “Finding God’s Will In Our World

Scope: This sermon should challenge hearers to seek God’s will.

Summary: We will not find God’s will until we have no will of our own.

Segue: Let’s examine the steps we must take to find God’s will for our lives.

Introduction: Finding God’s will with a mentalist: Pick a number between one and ten. Multiply that number by two. Add eight to the new number. Divide that number by two. Now subtract your original number from this result. Remember that number. If one = A, two=B, three = C, etc. convert your number to a letter. Your letter is D.

Finding God’s will does not have to be that complicated. It is not a magic trick or a guessing game. Finding God’s will, ought to the earnest desire of every believer. In our text today we find Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. As He agonized over the Father’s will, He taught us how to discover God’s will for our life.

I. His will is found by those who have witnessed God (vs 32).

a. Know Him Personally.

b. Know Him Practically.

II. His will is found by those who are walking with God (vs 33).

a. We will not discover God’s will for our lives until we have no will of our own.

b. We will not discover His joy or peace until we walk in His will.

III. His will is found by those who wait with God (vs 34-35).

a. Keep a daily appointment with God.

b. Attend weekly worship with His body.

c. Faithfully augment His Kingdom with your – time, talents, & treasures.

IV. His will is found by those who watch for God (vs 37-38).

a. Asking

b. Seeking

c. Knocking

V. His will is found by those who willfully submit to God (vs 36).

a. How can you know that it’s God’s leadership?

i. Is it consistent with the Word?

ii. Does it celebrate Jesus (bring honor & glory to Him).

iii. It will conflict with Human wisdom.

iv. It will clash with the flesh.

v. It will challenge our faith.

Application: Do you hunger to know the will of God? Are you willing to pay the price to discover His will for your life? It’s worth whatever price you must pay!

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