Summary: I have said many times over the past 50 years of International Ministry to God’s people when asked, "What is the Will of God for me? and how can I know it and do it? I have said that in a nutshell that the Will of God is the Word of God and the Word of G
What is and how do we do the Will of God?
I have said many times over the past 50 years of International Ministry to God’s people when asked, "What is the Will of God for me? and how can I know it and do it? I have said that in a nutshell that the Will of God is the Word of God and the Word of God is the Will of God. You cannot do the Will of God without doing what the Word says. Then it brings us to the point that we must then study, mediate and do the Word of God. In this sermon outline we list 15 of the directions that the Word gives us if we are to do the Will of God for our lives. If one day we stand before Him and hear Him say well done it will be because we did His Will, which is His Word.
1. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
A. This is the most important as you must be ’Born again’ to be part of the family of God.
2. Be witnesses of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Acts 1:8 (KJV) But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
A. God wants us to tell others what He has done for us.
B. If I am a Christian, I am not set on saving my own skin, but on seeing that the salvation of God comes through me to others, and the great way is by intercession. -- Oswald Chambers,
3. Be loving to everyone.
(James 2:8 KJV) If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
(Mat 22:38 KJV) This is the first and great commandment. (Mat 22:39 KJV) And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Mat 22:40 KJV) On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
A. Love is God’s way, because He is love. It is not just the doing, succeeding, making our goals, or getting it done, but it truly loving God and people as we minister. This is the will of God.
B. When we love and do good we reflect God in our lives to the world.
4. Belong to a Local Church.
1 Corinthians 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For the body is not one member, but many.
A. We are part of the family of God. We need to have fellowship in the local church.
B. One of the reasons God wants us to assemble ourselves together is to practice our faith. I remember in sports we had to practice. We do the same in church. If we cannot love God and our fellow Christians in the church, we will not be able to do it in the world.
C. No matter how much the church wants to reach out, growth will not happen if the building and the people fail to say, "Welcome!"
5. Bring souls to Christ.
Mark 16:15 (KJV) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
A. Soul winning is the nearest and dearest thing to the heart of God
B. If you want to please God, bring others to Jesus.
6. Bless others as you would be blessed.
Matthew 5:44 (KJV) But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
A. Doing the Will of God is not always easy. However, the world can see Jesus in you when you bless and not curse.
B. You have never really lived until you’ve done something for somebody who can never repay you.
7. Blessed with God’s Plan for our life.
Mark 3:35 (KJV) For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
A. To follow God’s plan for our life means doing His Will and obeying His Word.
8. Be prosperous in God