Summary: This sermon tackles the tough issue of God’s will in our lives.
Thy Will Be Done!
Golfer approaches the first tee
An attempt to answer the question:
“What is God’s will?”
1. What God’s Will Cannot Be!
God’s will cannot contradict itself
He can’t say one thing, and do another
What about war and murder?
What about getting drunk?
This is why the Bible is so important
This is the only thing God’s will can’t be
2. How God Reveals His Will to Us!
Will=strong desire, passion, heart
What is God’s passion, heart?
He wants you to know it
You might be surprised at how simple it is
(stolen from Max Lucado)
God reveals His will…
a. Through the People of God (1 Corinthians 12)
You all passed a stop sign today
Body gets its feelings hurt
Small group, Bible study, communion, dessert
That’s why Satan doesn’t want you in church
He gives you lots of excuses
b. Through the Word of God (Jn 1:13; Mt. 18:14)
God’s will is that people will be saved
Our task is to align with that will
Which of my options will bring more glory to God?
General v. Specific will
c. Through a Walk with God (Lk. 24:29)
A personal relationship
Being in His presence
How does so-and-so feel about adultery? (phone book)
Walk with God long enough & you will begin to know His will
d. Through the Fire of God (Lk 24:31-32)
God put a fire in us
Want to know God’s will for you
Answer: what ignites your heart?
What fire consumes you?
Heed the fire within
You want to know His will
He wants you to know His will
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