Summary: Knowing God's Will for your life.
Question: How do I discover God’s Will for my life?
Step One: Dedication
Vs. 1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.” (NIV)
Three Characteristics: “Offer your bodies as living sacrifices…”
It is Voluntary!
It is Practical!
It is Complete!
Key: Worship isn’t just something you do on Sunday but anytime you make a commitment of your life to God.
Step Two: Insulation
Vs. 2a “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world…” (NIV)
Peanuts “I can resist any pressure except peer!”
There are two extremes:
The Isolationists—“I don’t want anything to do with the world.”
The Imitates—“What ever the world does I will do.”
Step Three: Transformation
Vs. 2b “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (NIV)
Renewing your Mind:
God’s Will is always found in God’s Word!
God’s Will never contradicts God’s Word!
Vs. 2c “Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is…” (NIV)
God Will is…
It is good! Jeremiah 29:11
It is pleasing!
It is perfect!
Question: Have you already said yes to God’s Will?