Sermon:
David & Phyllis Roch - Heart to Change the World
droch@pris.ca 250-782-0150
As we begin a new year Itís a good time to talk about planning you know the Bible talks a lot about planning.

He told Moses the plan to get them out of Egypt.

Then the temple.
Just look at the Old Testament and see the planning of the temple the detail even before one thing was done.

Then how life was to be done day to day.
James 4:13

God planed special events for the people events with meaning.

So we should plan our events with meaning.


The planning

Right from the beginning God had a plan and it is still unfolding.

He has a plan for you life, for you family for you. It says in epn

Eph 2:10 For we are Godís workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Prepared or planed


Yes we are to live one day at a time but we are also to plan. Some one said if you donít plan you plan to fail. Besides planning will take a lot of stress out of your life

Ok lets look at a few scriptures.

Turn to

Pr 21:5 ∂ Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty. (MES)

Wow it good to plan both short and long range plans. How will you know if you really accomplished something if you donít plan?

As a church we have a five year plan an this year we will together learn to plan this year coming up. And we plan each week as well.

We have studied godís purposes for us and our church we have the vision. No it will be easy with Godís help


Just look at



Pr 24:6 Strategic planning is the key to warfare; to win, you need a lot of good counsel.



Then Jesus said what man build a house ok lets look at it.

A few things plan count the cost, work the

Some one has also said plan the and work the plan.

Lu 14:28 "Is there anyone here who, planning to build a new house, doesnít first sit down and figure the cost so youíll know if you can complete it?






Letís look at some the Scriptures and see what they tell us about planning


Ps 33:11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. Mes

Ac 2:23 this Jesus, following the deliberate and well-thought-out plan of God, was betrayed by men who took the law into their own hands, and was handed over to you. And you pinned him to a cross and killed him. Mes

Pr 14:18 ∂ The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. Mes

Pr 16:1 ∂ The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, [is] from the LORD. Mes

Pr 16:9 ∂ A manís heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

Pr 20:4 ∂ The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; [therefore] shall he beg in harvest, and [have] nothing.


So to sum up

God plans and his plans come to pass

He tells us to plan buy he directs our path

We should make short and long ranch plans

We should have lots of council with