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2 EXPERIENCING GOD Learning and Doing The Will of God

3 POWERFUL TOOL TO HELP YOU 1.To Hear when God is speaking to you 2.To clearly identify the activity of God 3.To Believe He is able to do all He promised 4.To Adjust your beliefs, character and behavior to Him and His Ways 5. see a Direction He is taking in your life and what He wants to do through you 6.To clearly know what you need to do I response to His Activity in your life 7.To Experience God doing through you as you obey Him what only He can do.

4 The Principles 0f Experiencing God 1.God is always at work around you. 2.God pursues a continuing love relationship with you Him is real and personal. 3.God invites you to become involved with Him in His work. 4.God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways. 5.God’s invitation for you to work with Him always leads you to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action. 6.You must make major adjustments in your life to join God in what He is doing. 7.You come to know God by experience as you obey Him and He accomplishes His work in you.

5 Principle # 1 GOD IS ALWAYS AT WORK AROUND YOU How Do We Respond To This Principle A.AS SERVANTS OF GOD- WE OBEY B.AS SONS OF GOD- WE SHINE 1.Live in Humility- No Murmur and complaining 2.Live in Harmony- Not Arguing or Contentious 3.Live in Holiness- Not Self- Centered, God- Centered 4.As Children of the Light- We SHINE

6 EXPERIENCING GOD Learning and Doing The Will of God

7 The Principles 0f Experiencing God 1.God is always at work around you. 2.God pursues a continuing love relationship with you Him is real and personal. 3.God invites you to become involved with Him in His work. 4.God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible,prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways. 5.God’s invitation for you to work with Him always leads you to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action. 6.You must make major adjustments in your life to join God in what He is doing. 7.You come to know God by experience as you obey Him and He accomplishes His work in you.

8 Principle # 2 God pursues a continuing love relationship with you that is real and personal.

9 Attributes of God’s Love I.GOD’S LOVE IS PERSISTENT II.GOD’S LOVE IS PERSONAL III.GOD’S LOVE IS PRACTICAL IV.GOD’S LOVE- PURPOSEFUL

10 EXPERIENCING GOD Learning and Doing The Will of God

11 The Principles 0f Experiencing God 1.God is always at work around you. 2.God pursues a continuing love relationship with you Him is real and personal. 3.God invites you to become involved with Him in His work. 4.God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways. 5.God’s invitation for you to work with Him always leads you to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action. 6.You must make major adjustments in your life to join God in what He is doing. 7.You come to know God by experience as you obey Him and He accomplishes His work in you.

12 Principle #3 God invites You To become involved With Him In His work.

13 Spiritual Markers of Being Chosen to be On Mission With God 1.God chooses you to involve you in His Mission to reconcile the world. 2.God calls you to Himself so that you can be on mission with Him. 3.God initiates a covenant of promise and obedience with you to accomplish His mission and to glorify Him. 4.God prepares and equips you to be on mission with Him.

14 Spiritual Markers of Being Chosen to be On Mission With God (part 2) 5. God sends you where He can best work through you to accomplish His mission. 6.God guides you step-by-step on His mission to glorify Him among all peoples. 7.God uses you to fulfill His mission for His glory.

15 WHEN GOD CALLS I.THE PREPARATION OF THE CALL II.THE PERVASIVENESS OF THE CALL III.THE PROBLEM WITH THE CALL IV.THE PROVISION IN THE CALL

16 THE CALL OF MOSES I.MOSES LEARNED TO BE A SERVANT II.MOSES LEARNED TO TRUST GOD III.MOSES LEARNED TO OBEY GOD

17 EXPERIENCING GOD Learning and Doing The Will of God

18 The Principles 0f Experiencing God 1.God is always at work around you. 2.God pursues a continuing love relationship with you Him is real and personal. 3.God invites you to become involved with Him in His work. 4.God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways. 5.God’s invitation for you to work with Him always leads you to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action. 6.You must make major adjustments in your life to join God in what He is doing. 7.You come to know God by experience as you obey Him and He accomplishes His work in you.

19 Principle #4 “God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways.”

20 God Speaks-Discovering the Will of God I. THE CHARACTER OF GOD’S WILL A.God’s Plan is definite. B. God’s Plan is perfect. C.God’s Plan is personal. II. THE CONDITIONS FOR KNOWING GOD’S WILL A. Convictions Within- the Peace of God-Holy Spirit leadership B. Circumstances Without- What’s happening around me? C. The Word of God-The Bible D. The Church- The Counsel of Others

21 EXPERIENCING GOD Learning and Doing The Will of God

22 The Principles 0f Experiencing God 1.God is always at work around you. 2.God pursues a continuing love relationship with you Him is real and personal. 3.God invites you to become involved with Him in His work. 4.God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways. 5.God’s invitation for you to work with Him always leads you to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action. 6.You must make major adjustments in your life to join God in what He is doing. 7.You come to know God by experience as you obey Him and He accomplishes His work in you.

23 Principle #5 God’s invitation for you to work with Him always leads you to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action.

24 The Crisis of Belief An encounter with God requires faith. Encounters with God are God-sized. What you do in response to God’s revelation (invitation) reveals what you believe about God. True faith requires action. Faith was believing that the God who called us to the assignments was the One who would provide for their accomplishment.

25 The Crisis of Belief What you believe about God will determine what you do and how you live.

26 A FAITH THAT HONORS GOD I.A FAITH THAT DECIDES- Heb.11:4,25,31 II. A FAITH THAT DARES- Heb.11:8 III. A FAITH THAT DOES- Heb.11:24 IV. A FAITH THAT IS DETERMINED- Heb.10:35-36

27 EXPERIENCING GOD Knowing and Doing The Will Of God

28 The Principles 0f Experiencing God 1.God is always at work around you. 2.God pursues a continuing love relationship with you Him is real and personal. 3.God invites you to become involved with Him in His work. 4.God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways. 5.God’s invitation for you to work with Him always leads you to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action. 6.You must make major adjustments in your life to join God in what He is doing. 7.You come to know God by experience as you obey Him and He accomplishes His work in you.

29 PRINCIPLE #6 YOU MUST MAKE MAJOR ADJUSTMENTS IN YOUR LIFE TO JOIN GOD IN WHAT HE IS DOING

30 Kinds of Adjustments ADJUSTMENTS IN: 1)Your Circumstances- Job, Home,Finances,etc 2)Your Relationships- Family, Friends 3)Your Thinking- Prejudices, Methods 4)Your Commitments- Church, Family, Job 5)Your Actions- Pray, Give, Serve 6)Your Beliefs - God, His Purposes, His Plans

31 Obedience Requires Action YOU CANNOT STAY WHERE YOU ARE AND GO WITH GOD AT THE SAME TIME

32 David Livingstone prayed….. “ Lord, send me anywhere, only go with me, Lay any burden on me, only sustain me, Sever any tie, but the tie that binds me to Thyself.”

33 Getting In…Going On Principle #6 in Elijah’s Life I KINGS 17 I.GOD’S RECOGNIZED PLAN II. GOD’S RESTRICTED PROMISE III. GOD’S REQUIRED PREREQUISITE IV.GOD’S RELEASED PROVISION V.GOD’S REVEALED PROMISE

34 EXPERIENCING GOD Knowing and Doing The Will Of God

35 The Principles 0f Experiencing God 1.God is always at work around you. 2.God pursues a continuing love relationship with you Him is real and personal. 3.God invites you to become involved with Him in His work. 4.God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways. 5.God’s invitation for you to work with Him always leads you to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action. 6.You must make major adjustments in your life to join God in what He is doing. 7.You come to know God by experience as you obey Him and He accomplishes His work in you.

36 PRINCIPLE #7 You come to know God by experience as you obey Him and He accomplishes His work through you.

37 Obedience Is: 1.I come to know God by experience as I obey Him 2.Obedience is the outward expression of my love of God 3.Obedience is the outward demonstration of my faith. 4.The reward of obedience is that God reveals Himself to you. 5. If I have an obedience problem, I have a love problem.

38 Disobedience Is Costly 1.JONAH- A WHALE OF A RIDE 2.MOSES- 40 YEARS IN WILDERNESS 3.DAVID- ONE SON DIED AND THREE OTHER FAMILY TRAGEDIES

39 OBEDIENCE=EXPERIENCE GOD I.THE PRINCIPLE OF OBEDIENCE A. God demands it B. God deserves it II.THE PRACTICE OF OBEDIENCE A. Obedience must be Intellectual B. Obedience must be Intentional C. Obedience must be Immediate III.THE PURPOSE OF OBEDIENCE A. Objective Purpose-His Witnesses B. Subjective Purpose-His Holy Spirit


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