Sermon Text: Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord…
Sermon Title: Lost & Found: Which Way Am I Going?
Point 1: The Children of Israel Exodus 3: 18b Let us take a three day journey…; 13: 21 By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give light, so they could travel by day or night; Numbers 14: 34 For forty years--one year for each of each day you explored the land…
The direction they took when they heard giants were on the Promised Land was the actual path they followed. Numbers 13: 33…we seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes Their intentions failed them. They also wanted water Exodus 17: 5…Strike the rock and water will come out… Exodus 16: 4…I will rain down bread from heaven (12) That evening quail came and covered the ground… [I don’t know how you get sick of a miracle but I digress] Point 2: Solomon 1 Kings 3: 9 So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people…I will give you a wise and discerning heart…moreover I will give you what you have not asked for--both riches and honor…
Point 3: Jonah Jonah 1: 2, 3 Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it…(3) But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish…
He became emotional about his direction in life. Jonah 4: 1 Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry Jonah 1: 4, 5, 15 Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea…(5) All the sailors were afraid…(15) Then they cried to the Lord please don’t let us die [because of Jonah] Proverbs 16: 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.
Point 4: Paul Acts 9: 1, 3, 18 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord's disciples…(3) As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. (18) Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul's eyes, and he could see again, He got up and was baptized.
Life Application: After you discover you are traveling on life's map and you are not certain which way you are going then you need to do the following.
1. Change directions by changing the choices you make Joshua 24: 15 choose you this day whom you will serve…
2. Ask for directions when you are not sure James 1: 5 Anyone lacks wisdom he should ask God who gives it generously
3. Turn around when Acts 3: 19 Repent [turn around] and be converted…
Decision for Christ: Check one
Today I decided to change my life's direction and ACCEPT Jesus Christ as my Savior
Today I decided to change my life's direction and RETURN to Jesus Christ
Today I decided to change my life's direction and become a LifeChanger
Today I want someone to pray with me about my direction in life
Today I decided to change a life by sharing my story with others
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