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Seeking to Follow God’s Will Mark 14: 32 – 36  Seeking God’s Will in Good Times:  Mark 11 : 1 – 11 “ The Triumphal Entry”  Jesus Heralded as he enters.

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2 Seeking to Follow God’s Will Mark 14: 32 – 36

3  Seeking God’s Will in Good Times:  Mark 11 : 1 – 11 “ The Triumphal Entry”  Jesus Heralded as he enters Jerusalem.  Fulfills prophecy of found in Zechariah 9 : 9 – 10  Jesus, although exalted, still sought the Will of the Father. Seeking to Follow God’s Will

4  Seeking God’s Will in Good Times:  Job 1 :  Job, the greatest of all the people of the East.  Job 1 : 8  Job, although wealthy in material blessings, family and worldly standing, still sought the Will of the Father. Seeking to Follow God’s Will

5  Seeking God’s Will in Good Times:  Israel and the Exodus, Exodus 14 : 31; 15 : 1 – 2  Israel freed from the slavery of Egypt, and are joyous in that freedom.  Exodus 32 : 1  Israel, although freed from their earthly slavery, sought their own will, and not the Will of the Father. Seeking to Follow God’s Will

6  Seeking God’s Will in Good Times:  Do we seek to follow God’s will in our good times?  Do we diligently pray to God in good times?  Do we diligently study God ‘s Word in good times?  Do we diligently strive to be an example for Him to those around us in good times?  Do we correct and teach our children in good times?  Do we honor and obey our parents in good times?  Are we seeking to follow His Will in good times? Seeking to Follow God’s Will

7  Seeking God’s Will in Times when we are in Authority:  Mark 11 :  Jesus is showing His Authority in driving the sacrilege from His Father’s Temple.  Jesus could have severely punished those practicing sacrilege.  Jesus could have overlooked the sacrilege, allowing it to continue, and thus, not impacting His popularity.  Jesus, although in Authority, still sought the Will of the Father, and disrupted those practicing sacrilege in His Father’s temple. Seeking to Follow God’s Will

8  Seeking God’s Will in Times when we are in Authority:  1 Samuel, chapter 13  Vs. 1 – Saul, Israel’s first King...in the third year of his reign (Authority)...  Vs. 9 – Saul offered the burnt offering, which was not the Will of God.  Vs. 13 – Samuel rebukes Saul, “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God.”  Saul revealed his Pride in using his Authority to follow his own will and not the Will of the Father.  Do we let our Pride affect our desire to seek to follow God’s Will when we are in positions of Authority? Seeking to Follow God’s Will

9  Seeking God’s Will in Times when we are in Authority:  2 Samuel, chapter 11  David, Israel's second King, is in a position of Authority.  Vs – David used his Authority to satisfy his will with Bathsheba, and not the Will of the Father.  Vs – David used his Authority to have Uriah put put to death, satisfying David’s will and not the Will of the Father.  David used his Authority to satisfy his own will and desires of Lust and Deceit.  Do we let our Lust and desires of Deceit affect our desire to seek to follow God’s Will when we are in positions of Authority? Seeking to Follow God’s Will

10  Seeking God’s Will in Bad Times:  Jesus Praying in the garden before he is arrested.  Mark 14 : 34 “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death.”  One of Jesus’ lowest times on earth.  Jesus, although sorrowful, still sought the Will of the Father.  Mark 14 : 36 “not what I will, but what You Will.” Seeking to Follow God’s Will

11  Seeking God’s Will in Bad Times:  Job 1 :  Job, after losing all his wealth and children, still sought to follow God’s Will.  2 Samuel 12 :  King David, through the death of his son, still sought to follow God’s Will.  Acts 5 : 17 – 32  The Apostles, after being imprisoned and beaten, still sought to follow God’s Will. Seeking to Follow God’s Will

12  Seeking God’s Will in Bad Times:  In our lowest times, do we still seek to follow God’s Will?  When faced with poor health, do we still seek to follow God’s Will?  When faced with financial problems, do we still seek to follow God’s Will?  When we lose a loved one, or have family members facing troubles, do we still seek to follow God’s Will? Seeking to Follow God’s Will

13  No Time is too early to begin seeking to do God’s Will:  Luke 2 : 42 – 52,  Vs. 42 – Jesus at the age of 12 sought to follow God’s Will.  1 Samuel 2 : 8 “But Samuel ministered before the Lord, even as a child.”  1 Timothy 4 : 12 “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”  We are never too young, too old, too lost, too good, or too bad to seek to follow God’s Will. Seeking to Follow God’s Will

14  Becoming a Christian:  Hear the Gospel of Christ (Romans 10 : 17),  Believe in Jesus as the Son of God (John 8 : 24),  Repent of sins (Acts 2 : 38),  Confess Jesus as Lord (Romans 10 : 9 – 10),  Be baptized for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 22: 16),  Be faithful to God until death (Revelations 2 : 10). Seeking to Follow God’s Will

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