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Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

God's Will

The Mystery of God's Will

The Mystery of God’s Will – Ephesians 1:9-10

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What is the mystery of God's will? It is that he is uniting all of humanity in Christ. And that we have a future together with him.

Pleasing the Lord in every way.

Pleasing the Lord in Every Way – Colossians 1:10-12

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Pray that God would fill you with the knowledge of his will. Then you can live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way.

He guides the humble

He Guides the Humble – Psalm 25:9, 12

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How can you discern God's will for your life? Come before him in humility and with a willingness to obey. And he will guide your steps.

Discerning God's will

Discerning God’s Will – Acts 16:9-10

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How can you discern God's will for your life? That can be hard. But just be faithful in serving him and look for doors to open and close.

Making Plans for the Future

Making Plans for the Future – James 4:13-16

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There is nothing inherently with making plans for the future. But we should recognize God's sovereignty, and conform our plans to his.

In Accordance with His Pleasure and Will

In Accordance with His Pleasure and Will – Ephesians 1:5

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Paul tells us that all God has done for us is in accordance with his pleasure and will. He loves us and cares for us beyond our comprehension

Was the Fall Necessary

Was the Fall a Necessary Part of God’s Plan?

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Was the fall in the garden a regrettable mishap? Or is the fall somehow necessary to accomplish God's purpose in creation?

God Can Use Our Failures

God Can Use Our Failures – Acts 15:37-41

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It is unfortunate that we so often divide over disagreements and disputes. But God can, and will, use even those to accomplish his purpose.

True and False disciples

Sermon on the Mount: True and False Disciples – Matt. 7:21-23

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True and false disciples are distinguished, not by their church activities, but by whether or not they are doing the Father's will.

Always Rejoice and Give Thanks – 1 Thess. 5:16-18

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What is God's will for your life? His will is that we rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances.

Putting out a fleece

Putting Out a Fleece – Judges 6:36-38

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Is it ever appropriate to 'put out a fleece' to test God? It may be when contemplating a significant change in ministry. A way to verify God's direction.

whoever does God's will

Whoever Does God’s Will – Mark 3:35

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Jesus does not abandon family relationships. But he does emphasize a more important relationship; being a part of his heavenly family.