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What happens in the spiritual realm (in our spirit) when we pursue the will of God? How can we know that we are doing so?. Lesson Plan. This Week. Examine four spiritual results of pursuing the will of God. Probe the details of how we can know that we are pursuing God’s will with our lives.

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What happens in the spiritual realm in our spirit when we pursue the will of god

What happens in the spiritual realm (in our spirit) when we pursue the will of God?

How can we know that we are doing so?


This week

Lesson

Plan

This Week

  • Examine four spiritual results of pursuing the will of God.

  • Probe the details of how we can know that we are pursuing God’s will with our lives.


This week1

Lesson

Plan

This Week

III. Examine ourselves as to how well we are doing as we pursue the will of God with our lives.


Colossians 1 10 12

Colossians 1:10-12

  • 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;


Colossians 1 10 121

Colossians 1:10-12

  • 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;


Colossians 1 10 122

Colossians 1:10-12

  • 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:


What happens in the spiritual realm in our spirit when we pursue the will of god

Because We Are In

Pursuit of His Will


I walking worthy

I. Walking Worthy

  • a. True knowledge of God's will is inseparable from walking or

  • conformably to it.

living


I walking worthy1

I. Walking Worthy

Jesus

  • b. It was so for

  • during His earthly ministry.

  • John 4:34; 5:30; 6:38


I walking worthy2

I. Walking Worthy

us today.

  • c. It is so for

  • Matt 7:21; 12:50


I walking worthy3

I. Walking Worthy

  • d. Therefore those who actively pursue the will of God are

  • of the Lord

  • Eph 4:1-6

Worthy


Ii fruitful

II. Fruitful

a. Such who pursue the will of God shall be

fruitful


Ii fruitful1

II. Fruitful

first

  • b. Bearing fruit is the

  • manifestation of our walking "worthy of the Lord."


Ii fruitful2

II. Fruitful

  • c. This fruit bearing is a

  • of our spiritual growth and is pleasing to the Lord.

natural outcome


Ii fruitful3

II. Fruitful

d. It manifests itself aschange in the

(fruit of the Spirit) and is demonstrated by outward good works to others.

Eph 3:16; 4:1-6

Gal 5:22-25

inward man


Iii growing

III. Growing

  • a. This fruit bearing process thus leads to increasing or

  • in the experiential knowledge of God.

growing


Iii growing1

III. Growing

  • b. This “full knowledge” of God is the true

  • of spiritual growth.

means


Iii growing2

III. Growing

  • c. Without experiential knowledge of God it is impossible to grow spiritually.

  • Spiritual growth is not an

intellectual exercise.


Iv strengthening

IV. Strengthening

  • a. The outcome of experiential knowledge of God is that we are

“Being strengthened”.


Iv strengthening1

IV. Strengthening

  • b. Strengthed in

  • which is ever increasing, continuing, persevering faith, faith pressing forward, and faith which overcomes our unbelief.

  • 1 Peter 1:3-9

our faith;


Iv strengthening2

IV. Strengthening

  • c. This living faith is strengthened as it is manifest in our sanctification

  • (as we.)

  • 2 Cor 3:18

  • Phil 1:20-21

live Christ


Iv strengthening3

IV. Strengthening

  • d. This strength is not a

  • just barely getting by strength.

  • It is Dunamis.

  • Col 1:11

meager,


Iv strengthening4

IV. Strengthening

  • e. We are "empowered with all power”. According to the might of His glory. It is

  • derived from another, and is accompanied by His glory.

perfect strength


V four proofs

V. Four Proofs

  • a. Such strength enables us to take anything that comes our way with

  • That means we are remaining under the pressure of difficulties without succumbing.

  • James 5:9-10; 2 Cor 6:3-5

patience.


V four proofs1

V. Four Proofs

  • b. Such strength derived from the Holy Spirit allows us to endure long abuse and we

  • against our abusers.

do not retaliate


V four proofs2

V. Four Proofs

  • c. Because we have such strength we can go through whatever God ordains

  • Acts 5:40-41; 16:23-25

joyfully.


V four proofs3

V. Four Proofs

  • d. And through it all we are

  • to God who has made us qualified to be heirs with Christ.

thankful


What happens in the spiritual realm in our spirit when we pursue the will of god

Patience

Joy

Pursuit of

His Will

Longsuffering

Thanks


Vi application

VI. Application

  • a. To what extent do you exhibit patience, longsuffering, joy and thankfulness in trials?


Vi application1

VI. Application

  • b. Why do you think you come up short?


Vi application2

VI. Application

  • c. Convert your self assessment to a prayer of confession to God.


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