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God's Will Made Simple (2 of 5)
Series: Christianity Made Simple
Dr. Larry Osborne
A Different Perspective
God's will is not so much about the decisions we make
as it is about the life we live.
A Different Kind of Prayer
He asks for knowledge of God's will,
not the solution to life's problems.
He wants us to know how to please God,
not where to live or what job to take.
Made Simple and Crystal Clear
1. Do good deeds that bear fruit.
Colossians 1:10/ Ephesians 2:10/ 1 Peter 2:11-12/ Matthew 5:16 and Matthew 6:1-21
2. Get to know God better.
Colossians 1:10/ Philippians 3:7-16/ Ephesians 1:17-19/ 2 Peter 1:2-4
3. Toughen up.
Colossians 1:11/ Acts 14:21-22/ 1 Peter 5:7-10/ Colossians 3:13-15 and 1 Corinthians 13:4
4. Be thankful.
Colossians 1:12-14/ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18/ 1 Corinthians 10:1-6 and 10/ Ephesians 2:1-5
TAKING IT HOME
1. Larry listed four simple and crystal clear components of God's will. As you look back at these, which one is most challenging for you right now?
2. Take a minute and use one of Paul's prayers in Digging Deeper question #1 as a guide for praying for someone else.
Prayer is an important part of the Christian life which is why we desire for prayer to be a priority in Growth Groups. Good group prayer often takes effort, so here are some guidelines to help make your Growth Group prayer time more effective.
• WE PRAY FOR ONE TOPIC AT A TIME- Anyone in the group is free to introduce a prayer request either before prayer begins or during the prayer time. Once a topic is introduced, the group focuses on that request alone. Once it's covered, the group moves on to the next topic.
• EACH PERSON PRAYS MORE THAN ONCE- Because the group is focusing on one topic at a time, each person is encouraged to pray several times during the prayer time for t ...
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