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Knowing God's Will

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Stephen Johns

on 6 April 2014

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Transcript of Knowing God's Will

As a highly valuable and limited commodity, time must be invested wisely. A wise investement of our time places the emphasis on the eternal and the planning on God's kingdom.
Knowing God's Will
Ephesians 5:15-18
Marriage and Dating
1 Corinthians 7:39
Why seek to know and follow the moral will of God?
He has revealed it to us
Applying the Moral Will of God
To not follow the moral will of God is sin
It is foundational to all other decisons
Philippians 2:13
“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”
Desire to obey
Ability to obey
Knowledge of what to obey
1 Corinthians 2:10-16
Spiritual and Natural Man Dichotomy
Markers of the Spiritual Man
Markers of the Natural Man
Paul's instruction comes from the Spirit (vs. 10-11)
The Holy Spirit is given for illumination (vs. 12)
This wisdom is not natural man wisdom (vs. 13)
This instruction is for others who have the Holy Spirit (vs. 13)
The illuminating presence of the Holy Spirit is the indicator here of being a 'spiritual man'
Does not accept the things of the Spirit
Thinks the things of the Spirit are foolish
Is incapable of understanding these truths because it is the Spirit that illumines
2 Corinthians 8:1-3, 7
2 Corinthians 9:6-7
2 Corinthians 8:9
Does it interfere with joyful generosity that images the sacrifice of Christ?
Romans 13:11-14
1 Corinthians 7:8-9
1 Peter 3:1-7
Ephesians 5:23-33
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