How it works

This talk was given at one of our regular public meetings at Elmstead Baptist Church - please feel free to join us one Sunday, you will be very welcome.

Date: 15 January 2017
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GOD’S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE

2. How it works

Hebrews 1:1-2

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HOW GOD MAKES HIS WILL KNOWN

In everything – Proverbs 16:9; 21:1; Genesis 50:20;

Acts 4:28; Ephesians 1:11.

In any way he chooses – Hebrews 1:1.

In Christ – Hebrews 1:2; Colossians 2:3; John 10:14-16; 24-30.

Through the Spirit in the Scriptures – Hebrews 3:7-11; 10:15-18;

Ephesians 6:17.

Scripture doesn’t encourage us to seek any other way –

2 Timothy 3:16-18; 2 Peter 1:3.

HOW TO WORK OUT GOD’S WILL

Prioritise – what does God see as being important?

Differentiate - Is it a matter of right or wrong?

Is it a matter of sound judgment?

Romans 12:2.

Is it trivial?

WORKING EXAMPLES

A CAR

Buying a car. A ‘sound judgment’ issue.

Driving a car. A ‘right or wrong’ issue.

MARRIAGE

Contemplating marriage – ‘right or wrong’ issues.

Genesis 2:24; 1 Corinthians 7:39.

sound judgment’ issues.

Living married – ‘right or wrong’ issues.

Ephesians 5:22-33; 1 Peter 3:1-7.

sound judgment’ issues.

God has spoken - by Christ Jesus, Christ, the everlasting Son;
brightness of the Father’s glory, with the Father ever one:
spoken by the Word incarnate, God, before all time began,
light of light, to earth descending, Man, revealing God to man.

God is speaking - by his Spirit speaking to our hearts again;
in the age-long word expounding God’s own message, now as then.
Through the rise and fall of nations one sure faith is standing fast:
God abides, his word unchanging, God the first and God the last.

George W Briggs

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