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How To Be Led By God’s Peace

Last time we talked about knowing God’s will, and I explained that God wants you to know His will and there are various ways we begin learning it.  Just to recap a little bit, one of the major ways we know God’s will is through His written Word.  The Bible explains virtually all of God’s general will for our lives and His general directions for correct living.  The Bible teaches us how to treat people, how to work, how to treat our bodies, and how to have a vibrant relationship with God, for examples.  The Bible also teaches us how to learn God’s specific will, where we should live, where we should work, who we should marry, and things like that.  The major way we learn God’s specific will is by hearing from God through His Biblical communication methods.  As you begin praying, reading your Bible, and worshipping, you are tuning into God’s frequency and you will begin hearing from God.  God will speak to you and guide you into His specific will for your life.  I also explained last

You Can Know God’s Will

Some years ago I was invited to teach the “Foundations” class for the men’s ministry at my church.  We developed a new study guide for the class, to help the members really learn the basics of the Christian Faith.  (By the way, I’m happy to send this to study guide to you, just let me know).  So I spent a few months and went back through the core doctrines and verses that teach the key Christian principles.  While I had read all these verses before, I came away with a new and very important revelation – ignorance of God’s will is totally unbiblical.  To put it another way, God never wants us to lack knowledge of His will.  We can and should know God’s will at all times.  God has a will for our lives.  God wants certain things in our lives, and God does not want other things in our lives.  God’s will for our lives does not automatically come to pass, we need to learn His ways and His will and then work with God to see His will become our reality.  Maybe you don’t believe that last sen

You Can Start Having Adventures for God’s Kingdom

Life with God should be fun and adventurous.  God has an amazing plan for your life, and it involves relationships, places, works, family, excitement and more.  Maybe it’s hard for you to believe that when considering your current situation.  But don’t worry about that.  Today can be the first day of the rest of your life (I say that to myself all the time when I’m feeling down).  The key is that we just need to focus on our relationship with God so we can start listening to His directions for our lives.  We can develop an exciting existence for God's Kingdom. Sure, God wants church to be a big part of our lives.  By church, I don’t necessarily mean the building where you go to sing songs to God or hear a teacher.  I really mean the group of believers God wants in your life.  You may find that group at a local building.  You may start volunteering for some of the projects at that building.  You may go places with those people.  Your local church is a great way to meet other Chris

You Can Dominate Your World

Today I will begin teaching how Christians should dominate the world around them, and how Christians should dominate the world at large.  As with most of our topics, this is multifaceted and potentially complicated.  However, I believe we can keep it simple, learn some actionable truth, and move forward into what God really has for us.  We are going to talk about this idea of dominating the world both as it applies to the world at large and to our individual lives.  We also need to set up some important ideas here.  I want to give you the big picture to help you understand all of this and start applying it to your life.  I can’t just hit you with a few verses and expect you to start walking this out. Let’s start with this idea – who should run the world?  To put it another way, who does God want running the world?  There are only three options.  Option 1: God wants Christians running the world.  Option 2: God wants unbelievers running the world (which means God wants unbelievers ru

How To Stop Sinning

Last week we discussed the secret to inner peace and how to have true inner harmony within yourself.  As you may recall I focused on the relationship between our born again human spirit, which is perfect before God in every way, and our soul (mind, will and emotions).  I believe that if we can succeed internally then we will begin to succeed externally.  I also believe that having a unified experience of self, if you will, where your spirit, soul and body are in harmony, is a master key to experiencing all that God has for your life. I want to take a few minutes today and talk about how to stop sinning and start obeying God in every area of your life.  I hate talking about sin, but I love talking about obeying God, and you will see why. Many of us grew up learning that we need to avoid sin and that if we sin God will punish us.  That is not true.  If you are a Christian, there is no more punishment for your sin that you will ever experience.  Jesus took all the punishment for every