Summary: God is in control.

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God Directs Your Path

January 16, 2011 Evening Service

Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK

Rick Boyne

Message Point: God is in control.

Focus Passage: I Samuel 9:1-24

Supplemental Passage: Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NASB)

Jer 29:11 'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

Rom 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.


I. Unexpected Directions

a. Saul was worthy to be king, from an earthly POV

b. Saul was given the task to chase after some lost donkeys

II. Unexpected Meetings

a. Saul’s search was fruitless for the donkeys

b. Saul’s failure put him in place to meet God’s man

III. Unexpected Results

a. Saul expected to hear where he could find the donkeys

b. Saul received honor from the man of God.

Invitation: Even though we may not understand why we are in a certain situation or predicament, we can rest knowing that God is in control.

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