How to Discern God’s Will

“How can I know God’s will?” That is a question that we ask many times in life.

What is God’s will concerning where to go to college or work? How can I know where to go to church or what house to buy? Should I do this or does God want me to do that? These are just a few of the issues that a sincere Christian will grapple with as we seek to live a life that is pleasing to and blessed by God.

The Apostles were in a time of great transition. Jesus had ascended to heaven and they were left here on earth to chart the way forward. These 11 men show us what it means to discover God’s will for our lives.

Scripture: Acts 1:12-26

Who is Jesus?

In Matthew 21:1-27, Jesus begins to disclose who He is, whereas, in the previous almost three years He has concealed it from many, and has not allowed them to prematurely usher Him in as their King.

Here we see Jesus 1) is the King/Messiah, 2) calls for faith and fruit, and 3) has all authority.

Scripture: Matthew 21:1-27; Zechariah 9:9; Psalm 118, Psalm 8

The Unstoppable Kingdom

What is the Kingdom of God? How do we know the King of this kingdom and what is the nature of this kingdom? In Luke 13:10-21 Jesus shares two truths about the kingdom. The kingdom is far-reaching and deep in its effect. In other words, its extensive and intensive.

Scripture: Luke 13:10-21

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Courageous Christianity

How is a courageous Christian described? How do we bear witness to faith in Jesus in the face of opposition? How can we stay true/faithful to Jesus? Jesus shares five truths about courageous Christianity with His disciples & now with us.

Scripture: Luke 12:1-12

The King Is Born!

Christ is the great central fact of the world’s history. To him, everything looks forward or backward. All the lines of history converge upon him. All the great purposes of God culminate in him. The greatest and most momentous fact that the history of the world records is the fact of his birth. Charles Haddeon Spurgeon

Scripture: Luke 2:1-21

Beautiful, Ordinary Lives

The conflict in the Christian life is not first and foremost with the culture around us, it’s with the inner self. It’s not our evangelistic events that draw people to Christ, but our life together. Peter calls Christians to abstain from fleshly desires, not simply so we can invite friends to evangelistic events. Rather, our lives are the evangelistic events. Our life together is a beautiful apologetic.

Scripture: 1 Peter 2:11-12

Affection Breeds Activity

As we abide and understand the love of God poured out in the gospel of Jesus our affections we’ll increase and we’ll exude God’s love.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:5; Romans 12:17; Phillipians 2:4-11; Proverbs 25:28

Citizens of the Kingdom Reflect the King’s Love

The love we’re called to exude is a love that does patience, kindness and doesn’t do boasting or envy and doesn’t do arrogance.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4; Exodus 34:6; Romans 2:4, 11:22; Ephesians 4:32; James 4:1-2