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Episode 52 — Knowing God’s Will, Part 3

Series: Knowing God’s Will

This week Randy Johovich, Don Maurer, and Marlin Klingensmith complete a discussion of God’s will in part 3 part of the series. They discuss good and bad ways to make decisions.

Running time: 34:02

Click here for 52: Knowing God’s Will, part 3

Program notes: The following are quoted in this discussion.

1 Corinthians 12:8

For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit….

Isaiah 30:21-22

21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. 22 Then you will defile your carved idols overlaid with silver and your gold-plated metal images. You will scatter them as unclean things. You will say to them, “Be gone!”

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Hebrews 12:11

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

1 John 4:1

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Hebrews 1:1-2

1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

John 6:35-40

35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

Episode 51 — Knowing God’s Will, Part 2

Series: Knowing God’s Will

This week Randy Johovich, Don Maurer, and Marlin Klingensmith continue a discussion of God’s will in part 2 of a 3 part series. They discuss good and bad ways to make decisions.

Running time: 30:15

Click here for 51: Knowing God’s Will, part 2

Program notes: The following are quoted in this discussion.

Amos 8:11

“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord GOD,
“when I will send a famine on the land–< br/>
not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water,
but of hearing the words of the LORD.

Acts 11:14

…he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, you and all your household

Ezekiel 16:5

No eye pitied you, to do any of these things to you out of compassion for you, but you were cast out on the open field, for you were abhorred, on the day that you were born.

Ephesians 4:18

They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Romans 13:13-14

13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

Obadiah 3-4

3 The pride of your heart has deceived you,
you who live in the clefts of the rock,
in your lofty dwelling,
who say in your heart,
“Who will bring me down to the ground?”
4 Though you soar aloft like the eagle,
though your nest is set among the stars,
from there I will bring you down….

Isaiah 54:1

Sing, O barren one, who did not bear;
break forth into singing and cry aloud,
you who have not been in labor!
For the children of the desolate one will be more
than the children of her who is married,” says the LORD.

2 Peter 3:16

….There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction….

James 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Psalm 111:10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.

Romans 8:12-17

12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

Judges 6:36-40

36 Then Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said, 37 behold, I am laying a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece alone, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said.” 38 And it was so. When he rose early next morning and squeezed the fleece, he wrung enough dew from the fleece to fill a bowl with water. 39 Then Gideon said to God, “Let not your anger burn against me; let me speak just once more. Please let me test just once more with the fleece. Please let it be dry on the fleece only, and on all the ground let there be dew.” 40 And God did so that night; and it was dry on the fleece only, and on all the ground there was dew.

Matthew 4:4 (Jesus quoting Deuteronomy 6:16)

“…’You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'”

1 Chronicles 4:9-10 (The prayer of Jabez)

9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” 10 Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.

Deuteronomy 18:9-14

9 “When you come into the land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer 11 or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, 12 for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD. And because of these abominations the LORD your God is driving them out before you. 13 You shall be blameless before the LORD your God, 14 for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do this.

Deuteronomy 29:29

The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Episode 50 — Knowing God’s Will, Part 1

Series: Knowing God’s Will

This week Randy Johovich, Don Maurer, and Marlin Klingensmith begin a discussion of God’s will. They discuss God’s secret decretive will (His will that He has decreed), and God’s revealed preceptive will (His will revealed in His precepts).

Running time: 52:00

Click here for 50: Knowing God’s Will, part 1

Program notes: The following are quoted in this discussion.

Romans 12:1-2

1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

The Lord has a Will — Amy Grant

The Lord has a will,
and I have a need,
to follow that will,
to humbly be still,
to rest in it, nest in it, fully be blest in it,
following my Father’s will.

Deuteronomy 29:29

The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

James 4:13-15

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”– 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

1 Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; 6 that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. 7 For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. 8 Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.

Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

1 Corinthians 10:31

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

John Newton

In general, [God] guides and directs his people, by affording them in answer to prayer, the light of his Holy Spirit, which enables them to understand and to love the Scriptures. The word of God… is to furnish us with just principles, right apprehensions to regulate our judgments and affections, and thereby influence and direct our conduct.