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The Will of God Message 3 of 4 on KNOWING GOD Sunday, November 2, 2008 Speaker: Dr. Bill McRae.

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1 The Will of God Message 3 of 4 on KNOWING GOD Sunday, November 2, 2008 Speaker: Dr. Bill McRae

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5 “His eternal PURPOSE according to the counsel of His WILL whereby for His own glory He has foreordained whatsoever comes to pass.” The Westminster Shorter Catechism

6 1. Eternal Eph. 3:11 2. Founded on His Wisdom Eph. 3: Formed for His Glory Eph. 1:12 4. It will come to pass Isaiah 14:27; Isaiah 47:9-10; Dan. 4:35-37; Ps. 115:3 5. It is unchangeable Mal. 3:6 6. It is the basis of His Foreknowledge Acts 2:22 7. Some things - Caused Some - Permitted Gen. 50:20

7 God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform, He plants His footsteps in the sea; And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines Of never failing skill, He treasures up His bright designs And works His Sovereign Will. William Cowper

8 “God’s revealed COMMANDS in the Bible, teaching us how we ought to BELIEVE AND LIVE.”

9 “The secret things belong to the Lord our God (His sovereign will – secret will) but the things revealed belong to us and our children forever, that we may follow all the words of the law.” (His moral will – revealed will)

10 1. It may change from O.T. to N.T. 2. It may or may not come to pass. 3. We may choose to obey or violate it. 4. It constitutes our duties to God 5. It prescribes the pathway of blessing John 13:17; Psalm 119:1

11 “God’s unrevealed will God’s ideal, detailed life-plan uniquely designed for each person.” Examples: Joseph, Paul

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13 1. It begins with a daily walk of submission and obedience to God’s revealed (moral) will. 2. It may be indicated by the desires of your heart. Phil. 2:13; Psalm 37:4 3. It may be confirmed by the peace Of God. Col. 3:15 4. It may simply be a step of faith. Col. 2:6

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