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Discerning The will Of God

Discerning The will Of God

John 7:14-17

Introduction: (background – read john 7:1-9 then 14-17).  I believe every true Christian wants to know God’s will for them. Today, I will share with you, briefly, a few things, from God’s Word that may be a  help to you.

Remember, God will not hide His will for you.

 I.  John 7:17 – God Never Leads Contrary To His Word = The Bible      A. His Will = Choice, purpose, desire, pleasure                                                 1. Psalms 119:105 (Word a lamp, light)                                                                 a.  Not only does the Word of God inform us of His will, but, as a light on a path in darkness, it shows us how to follow the right and avoid the wrong way.                                                                                                                          b.  The lamp is fed with the oil of the Spirit.                                                        c.  We walk, in our daily lives,  through our part of this world.                    1. We often go out into its darkness = come into contact with the sinfulness – temptations – wickedness.                                                                2. Make sure you never venture there without the light giving Word, it will keep us from slipping with our feet                                                                   a. Romans 15:20-21 & 32                                                                                             b. After all Paul’s  desires, and all their prayers, it still depended on the will of God                                                                                                                          3. Paul was willing to submit to God’s will = whatever God desired.        B. God’s will is doing what God wants us to do

 II. God’s Will Is Found In Prayer                                                                           A. Luke 6:12-13                                                                                                                1. Jesus spent hours in prayer before making a decision                              2. How much time do you spend in prayer before making a decision that will affect your life?        Your future?  Your family?                               B. Luke 11:2 – Jesus taught us to pray for God’s will to be done

III. God’s Will Is Found Through The Holy Spirit – John 14-16-17 –   John 16:7                                                                                                                               A.  The Holy Spirit will guide us, If you are willing to listen and to obey                                                                                                                                      1. He is Spirit of  Truth  – John 17:17 – God’s Word is Truth                        He will never lead us into error or false hood                                                   2. John 14:26 – He will teach us                                                                               3. John 14:26 – He will remind us

 IV.  God’s Will Can Be Shown To You Through Your Conscience                I Corinthians 8:8-13                                                                                                        A.  If it violates your conscience – DON’T do it                                                B.  Being out of God’s will, will affect others – vs 12                                           1. “wound” = it will hurt them                                                                                   2. Vs 11 – “perish” – it will “mar” or destroy them. Why? Because they are young Christians, they are spiritually weak. They can easily be affected by watching other Christians.

 V.  God’s Will Can Be Shown To You Through Godly Council           Proverbs 24:6                                                                                                                  A. God’s will is not for consideration – BUT for obedience                            B. God can use Godly men to show you God’s will = your pastor               C. God can use your Godly wife to help you and show you God’s will

 Conclusion: There  are many things, in God’s Word, that God has revealed to us that are His will.

II Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

God’s will is for folks to receive God’s Gift of Salvation

God’s will is for Christians to live for the Lord – to obey Him in all things.

Are you obeying God is ALL things?

Are you 100% sure of Heaven?

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