Question: I am planning to drive to a large city for a big lectureship at a congregation there. I have never driven in a large city. I am in my early twenties and still live in my parents’ house because I don’t have the money to rent an apartment. I am a recent college graduate.…

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Question: I’m a senior in high school and I feel downtrodden. I feel so despondent I just don’t know how to get out of this rut I am in. I miss people that I’ve lost over the silliest of reasons, I wish I would’ve gotten better grades last semester even though they were near perfect,…

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Text: Proverbs 3:1-18 I.         While God has given us guidelines wherein to make decisions, He does not make decisions for us             A.        We are required to choose whether to follow God’s guidance or not             B.        We are expected to make choices even between two paths of morally correct decisions             C.        I can compare my decisions against the Word of…

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Question: Does Scripture condemn Gideon for questioning God with the fleece?  Does Scripture command us not to do as he did?  I know we are to use Scripture, prayer, and the counsel of godly people.  If we are still unsure, are we forbidden to do as Gideon did? Answer: Often people see what they want…

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Question: God truly does work in mysterious ways! My seventeen-year-old daughter came to me a few minutes ago as I was finishing up the kitchen for the night and told me that she had received counseling from a minister online and how great the advice given to her was.  Seeing as I am a born…

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Text: Deuteronomy 10:12-14 I.         Numerous people are convinced through repeated teachings that there is a specific plan that God has for each person’s life             A.        You would think that would make life easier. If God has laid out the perfect life for me, then I just have to conform my life to God’s will and follow where…

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Text: Proverbs 4:1-10 I.         What we’ve seen             A.        There are groups which teach that there are three different wills of God                         1.         A sovereign will in which God has laid down the course or direction of the universe                         2.         A moral will in which God has defined what people should and should not do.                         3.         An individual will in which…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ephesians 1:15-23 I.         How do you know what God wants you to do?             A.        Not in regards to moral decisions, but in regards to choices we often face in which neither choice is actually wrong.                         1.         “Which college should I attend?”                         2.         “Should I ask her to marry me?”                         3.         “Should I try for another…

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Question: I played junior college basketball. I got sidetracked and started looking at other things that were selfish and were all about me. I stopped taking basketball seriously and basically quit going in my sophomore year. Recently year a kid that played behind me in high school walked on at the university and now is…

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