Guest speaker, Dr. Keith Shubert, concluded our study on Daniel by weaving the truth of the doctrine of the sovereignty of God through the first 6 chapters of Daniel. As he concluded with Daniel and the Lions Den, the challenge was laid before us as to how Christ followers act & react to a corrupt culture, corrupt government, & broken world.
Have you ever wondered about God's will for your life? Have you ever struggled with a big decision, waiting for some sign from God to give you direction? Or have you questioned whether God's will is really the best thing for your life? God's will is God's best, and in this message we will learn how to discover God's will for our lives.
What happens when you follow God's will for your life & things go south? You can still trust God even when things don't turn out the way you thought they should. You can still trust God that he will provide justice in his time. The stories of Acts 16 should bring hope to all of us that we can rejoice in our sufferings when doing what God has called us to do.
Very few of us like being told "no." But what happens when God says, "No." How do we react? How we react is a pretty clear picture of our spiritual maturity. In today's study in Acts, we see the Holy Spirit stopping the Pauline entourage from entering Asia and Bithynia. In the Christian vernacular, we often say that "God closed a door." To many, when that happens, it can be very devastating. Closed door are one of the most effective tools that the Holy Spirit uses to guide us.
Living a life of intentional boldness isn’t easy-but it’s worth it. Early Christ followers didn’t allow opportunities-like being witnesses to Jesus- to pass them by. They were focused, intentional, and spirit lead in their gospel proclamation. Listen to how Peter and John demonstrate bold living and maintain the opportunity seizing mindset by the power of the Holy Spirit.