Tag Archives: God’s Will

One Reason Why God’s Will Rarely Gets Done

Suppose I wake up tomorrow morning and God lets me know that He wants me to spend the day working on a new sermon based on John 3:16. Okay class, how many individuals are involved with me either doing that … Continue reading

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Diving Deep Into the Subject of God’s Will

I placed my belief in Jesus Christ as my Savior when I was a young boy. My belief was sincere and legitimate, and at that moment God the Holy Spirit took up permanent residence inside my body and I was … Continue reading

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Three Factors in Determining God’s Will

Like a lot of preachers, I have an extensive collection of file folders where I keep illustrations. For example, in my “A” files I have folders for: “Abortion,” “Alcoholism,” “America,” “Angels,” “Animal Rights,” “Astrology,” and “Atheism.” Next, the “B” files … Continue reading

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Go Easy On Other People’s Cargo

Last Sunday I happened to catch James Merritt’s Touching Lives broadcast. He preached a sermon on Jonah entitled “The Fugitive.” Now, I’ve heard a lot of preaching from the book of Jonah, read a lot of commentaries on the book, … Continue reading

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Do Your Building With God

This morning I was reminded of Psalm 127:1, one of my favorite verses from the book of Psalms. The first part of the verse reads: Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it… The Bible’s … Continue reading

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Lynched By Mistake

There’s a Peanuts cartoon where Charlie Brown is lying in bed talking to Snoopy, who’s lying atop the covers at Charlie’s feet. Charlie says, “Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Is life a multiple choice test or … Continue reading

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The Building With The Golden Windows

Contentment is one of those subjects that is easy to talk about but hard to live out. Let’s say that my neighbor buys himself a brand new Corvette. The car is “please notice me” red. The interior is “please don’t … Continue reading

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Common Sense & God’s Will

Today I’d like to share with you one of my biggest pet peeves about Christians. It’s this whole idea that God’s will for a specific situation must always be the logical, rational, “smart” plan of attack. Oh, I’ve heard the … Continue reading

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A Big, Black Door

A spy was captured by the Persian army and sentenced to death. However, the Persian general who issued the death sentence had an unusual procedure for executions. The condemned were given the choice of being slain by the sword or … Continue reading

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What Two Wrong Clocks Can Teach Us About God’s Will

Did you know that a clock that is five minutes off is more dangerous than one that is five hours off? Think about it. If a clock is five hours off, you will see that it is obviously wrong and … Continue reading

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