Sunday August 19, 2018
GODíS† PURPOSE FOR MY LIFE
One of the basic truths that every believer needs to understand is Godís purpose for His children. Once you understand _________ God is doing in your life, youíll understand _______ He allows difficult circumstances in your life.
I. GODíS PROMISE: (vs. 28)
GOD NEVER WASTES A CIRCUMSTANCE
What it doesnít say: It does not say all things are good. It says all things work together for good.
II. GODíS PURPOSE: (vs. 29)
MAKE YOU LIKE JESUS CHRIST
Gen. 1:26-27, Eph. 4:13, I Cor. 15:49, 2 Pet. 1:4, 1 John 3:2, Gal. 4:19
Two ways God does this:
1. HE USES HIS WORD = BIBLE
John 17:17, Acts 20:32, 2 Cor. 3:18
2. THROUGH CIRCUMSTANCES
Rom. 5:3-4, James 1:2-4, 1 Pet. 1:6-7,
III. GODíS PROCESS (vs. 30)
Paul uses five great terms to describe the scope of Godís purpose. There are 5 links in this chain of Godís process for changing us.
1. Foreknowledge (vs.29)
3.He Also Called (I Jn. 4:19)
OUR RESPONSE (vs. 31)
Knowing these things, we ought to demonstrate 6 positive attitudes toward circumstances we encounter in life: