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In secular pursuits, thorough preparation is normally a recipe for competence and success. However, for God's people, experiencing victory involves more than just hard work and preparation. In Proverbs 21:31, Solomon observes that the Lord brought military victory through a well-prepared Israel. This illustrates the timeless truth that the Lord generally accomplishes His purposes through His people. Thus, as followers of Jesus in the Church today, we must depend on the Lord to accomplish His purposes through us. That means preparing well with the resources and relationships that God has entrusted to us, while looking to Him, especially in prayer, to bring growth and success in sanctification and the disciple-making mission. Finally, when He does come through, we must give Him the glory!
How do we find peace in time like these? It’s what we want isn’t it? It’s what we long for? But, it’s Boston, North Korea, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, or the economy. And that doesn’t even include what might be going on just in your individual life. So, where can we find peace in times like these? I point us to John 16:33 today.
This week Ronnie asks us to consider a lane shift. Basing his message on Matthew 7:13-14 he reminds us that we all have choices. We can grow past our past by receiving grace and pursuing character. But we must evaluate, plan and act on those choices wisely and turn to God.
"God has a wonderful plan for your life." This claim is made often enough that many followers of Jesus might think it's in the Bible. It is not. In fact, this teaching is actually a dangerous error that causes unnecessary angst, uncertainty and indecision for the earnest Christian. Please have a listen, especially if you disagree.
The Joyful Advancement of the Gospel in the midst of Suffering comes from - 1. Confidence in God's Providential Plan
God continues to be at work, not only within our individual lives, but within His Church at Willow Park. We have much to celebrate, much to be thankful for, and much to anticipate as we head into 2013. God is faithful and the Gospel remains Good News!