Summary: This outline illustrates through scripture how God sees us and how He expects to see us as well as how we should look at ourselves.

Rev. Bruce A. Shields DD

House of Faith Ministries

Man’s Plans vs. God’s Purpose 12-28-2003

Proverbs 19:21 – “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

Who are we? How does God see us?

• As a Family;

Luke 8:19-21

• As Brothers and Sisters;

I Timothy 5:1-3

• As Part of God’s Family;

Ephesians 2:19-22

• As Children of God;

I John 3:1

• Loving One Another;

I John 4:7-12

Who does God want us to be?


Proverbs 19:21

How do we know what to do, or how to do it?

• Jeremiah’s Prayer

Jeremiah 10:23

• Who builds us?

Psalm 127:1, 2

• We must trust in the Lord!

Jeremiah 17:7-8

Salvation is FREE,

To follow Christ costs little,

To SERVE Christ costs everything!

• The tiny seed becomes the great tree!

Matthew 13:31, 32

• This congregation is the seed!

Mark 4:26-28

• Our growth is sometimes through suffering

Romans 5:1-5

• God grows us spiritually

Philippians 1:6

• Moving forward as a church

Philippians 3:12-16

Things to Remember!

• We are Ambassadors of Christ!

• We should continue to show Christ to others.

• Submit ourselves to God’s will so that He may build us and this seed may become a great tree among this community!

Salvation is FREE,

To follow Christ costs little,


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