Finding the Will of God

Every believer at some point yearns to please God by doing His will. However, is His Will able to be known? If it is, how is one expected to know it?

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Finding the Will of God

1.0 What is God’s Will?

1.1 Will of Decree

1.2 Will of Precept

James 4:15 “If the Lord wills we shall live and we shall do this or that
1 Corinthians 4:19 Paul – “I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills”
Romans 9:18 So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires.
Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.

2.0 Finding His Will

2.1 Scriptural
2.1.1 Direct Commands
eg. 2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?;

2.1.2 Illustrations

2.1.3 Principles
*Is It _______________?
Romans 13:1 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

*Is It ____________ to me?
1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.

*Is It _______________?
1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.

*Is It Consistent with _________ ___________?
1 Peter 3:15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence

*Is It __________ to Others?
1 Corinthians 10:23, 24 All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify. 24 Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor. 33 just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.

*Is It Consistent with _________ _____________?
1 Corinthians 11:1 Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.

*Does it _________ God?

*Does it compromise your ___________?

2.2 Subjective
2.2.1 Inner ______________
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.

2.2.2 Inner _______________
John 10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me
Isaiah 30:21 Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.

2.2.3 ________________ Guidance.
Acts 13:2 – While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
Matthew 18:19-20 “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. 20 For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”

2.3 Circumstances
Judges 6 – Gideon
Luke 11:29 As the crowds were increasing, He began to say, “This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks for a sign, and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah.

Jeremiah 9:24 but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord.
Hebrews 8:11 “And they shall not teach everyone his fellow citizen, And everyone his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ For all will know Me, From the least to the greatest of them.

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